EPA Offers First Look at Greenhouse Gas Reporting System Data

Walter, Laura
January 2012
EHS Today Exclusive Insight;1/30/2012, p1
The article discusses the greenhouse gas (GHG) reporting system data covering the 2010 calendar year and released by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on January 11, 2012. The data reveals that power plants were the largest stationary sources of direct emissions. EPA has also found that 95 percent of direct GHG emissions came from carbon dioxide. It outlines the number of facilities which reported carbon dioxide emissions over 7 millions metric tons (mmt).


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