EPA Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory

A really interesting document prepared by EPA is listed here:


It contains great information about sources and sinks of heat trapping gases.  It also includes very useful tables such as this:

GWP Table

Pretty great, right?  One thing that jumps out is that methane (CH4) has 21 times the global warming potential of carbon dioxide.

One can sometimes forget about all the great research and reporting work that the Federal Government does and makes available to its citizens, especially when the haters get going.  But when it comes to matters of energy, energy utilization and emissions, there is a wealth of useful and contextualizing information right at your fingertips thanks to Uncle Sam.

It may sound goofy, but this display of competence and professionalism makes me feel pretty proud about our Government.  But enough about politics.  Take a look at this report if you have a few minutes.  It’s worth a quick scan if nothing else.


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