Greenhouse Gas Emissions

  1. Total Emissions
  2. Emissions Per Capita

Data Table

Explanation

Greenhouse gas emissions in Thurston County totaled over 3.2 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalents (MTCDE) — 11.4 tons per person. Total emissions have increased since 2010 while per capita emissions have fluctuated between 10 and 12 MTCDE. The built environment — buildings and their related energy use — are the largest source of emissions, followed by transportation. These two sectors account for over 90% of emissions.

Source

Thurston Climate Action Team

Sustainable Thurston Report Card

The Sustainable Thurston Report Card tracks how well the Thurston region is doing at becoming carbon neutral. The goal includes two targets for decreasing greenhouse gas emissions:

  • Achieve 45% reduction of 2015 levels by 2030
  • Achieve 85% reduction of 2015 levels by 2050