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Chart of the Day: Greenhouse Gas Pollution (in California)

Granted, California is different than Minnesota. I suspect our footprint would look slightly different,  considering that Minnesota’s electricity sector is generally more fossil-fuel dependent than those on the West Coast (though Xcel is quickly moving away from coal). The other big difference, I am guessing, would be energy use for home heating.

But with this detailed chart, via the Daughter Number Three blog and the California Legislative Analyst’s Office, you get a good sense of the big picture of where CO2 and other climate change pollution comes from. Please note the size of the “light-duty vehicles” section of the chart.

Ghg Emissions Chart


This chart really underscores, again, the importance of moving away from fossil fuels and driving.

Bill Lindeke

About Bill Lindeke

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Bill Lindeke has writing blogging about sidewalks and cities since 2005, ever since he read Jane Jacobs. He is a lecturer in Urban Studies at the University of Minnesota Geography Department, the Cityscape columnist at Minnpost, and has written multiple books on local urban history. He was born in Minneapolis, but has spent most of his time in St Paul. Check out Twitter @BillLindeke or on Facebook.