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