Last reviewed on June 17, 2016

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Carbon Dioxide (CO2)

CO2 is an important compound for plant and animal life, as part of the carbon cycle, and as a greenhouse gas (GHG). CO2 is the primary GHG emitted in California, accounting for 84% of total GHG emissions in 2014.

Sources of CO2 in California

Transportation is the single largest source of CO2 in California; which is primarily comprised of on-road travel. Electricity production, industrial and residential sources also make important contributions to CO2 emissions in California.

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Help reduce your carbon dioxide emissions by driving less, switching to a more fuel efficient vehicle, and saving electricity at home and at work!

Explore GHG emissions by source with our interactive treemap plots.

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