GHG Reporting Program Media Center
The Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program (GHGRP) collects greenhouse gas data from forty-one source categories. GHGRP data includes direct emissions from large stationary sources, accounting for approximately half of total US GHG emissions, and also data from suppliers of materials that would result in GHG emissions when those materials are burned or released. Most industries began reporting for 2010, additional industries began reporting for 2011.
On October 4th, EPA released new greenhouse gas data for 2015. More than 8,000 large facilities reported direct greenhouse gas emissions to the program in 2015, representing approximately 50 percent of total U.S. emissions. Highlights of this year’s information include:
Power plants remained the largest source of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, with nearly 1,500 facilities emitting approximately 2 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide, roughly 30 percent of total U.S. greenhouse gas pollution in 2015. Power plant emissions in 2015 declined by 6.2 percent as compared to 2014, and by 11.3 percent since 2011.
Petroleum and natural gas systems were the second largest stationary source of emissions, reporting 231 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions. Reported emissions for 2015 were 1.6 percent lower than 2014, but 4.1 percent higher than 2011.
Reported emissions from other large sources in the industrial and waste sectors were a combined 852 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions in 2015, down 1.6 percent from 2014. Most sectors reported emissions reductions, with large declines in reported emissions from the iron and steel sector and the production of fluorinated chemicals.
See Key Facts and Figures which allows you to view and download key figures that summarize reported data. You may also follow the links below to explore GHGRP data on your own.
GHGRP Data Sets
|2015 Data Highlights Website — A high level summary of reported data.|
|Facility Level Information on GreenHouse Gases Tool (FLIGHT) — An interactive website with mapping features for custom queries. Quick tutorials that show how to perform popular queries are available. Exit|
|2015 Data Summary Spreadsheets(7 pp, 17 MB) — Compressed file contains a multi-year data summary spreadsheet containing the most important, high-level information for facilities, as well as yearly spreadsheets containing slightly more detailed information than the multi-year summary, including reported emissions by greenhouse gas and process.|
|Envirofacts — Contains all publicly available data collected by the GHGRP.|