New Jersey's Carbon Footprint

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Just how does New Jersey stack up against other states when it comes to global-warming carbon emissions? The U.S. Energy Information Administration has the Garden State's number.

  • New Jersey ranks 16th when it comes to total amount of carbon dioxide emissions.

  • Per capita, New Jersey ranks 40th.

  • New Jersey ranks 47th in emissions per capita from electric power generation.

  • New Jersey's carbon dioxide emissions have increased 8.57 percent from 1990 to 2003.

  • About half of New Jersey's total carbon dioxide emissions come from transportation.

:: Newsday

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