Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are on the rise statewide. We are now 16% above 1990 levels, and just 2% below peak 2005 levels. Between 2013-2015, emissions from transportation and thermal fuels together accounted for nearly 80% of Vermont’s overall emissions increase.
Our two biggest sources of emissions are transportation and thermal energy use, which together cause over 70% of Vermont’s GHG pollution. From 2013-2015 (the most re year for which data is available) energy emissions were responsible for 98% of the GHG increase statewide (46% from trasnsportation, 33% from thermal, and 19% from electricity).