Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program
New Features in FLIGHT
EPA has released its third year of detailed, facility-level greenhouse gas data from the largest stationary sources of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States.
Through the online data publication tool, FLIGHT, and the environmental database Envirofacts, EPA published greenhouse gas data submitted by over 8,000 reporters to EPA’s Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program.
The data include greenhouse gas information from large stationary facilities, as well as suppliers of fossil fuels and other products that result in greenhouse gas emissions when burned, released or used.
Enhancements to the Data Set
This year, EPA collected additional data from power plants, the waste sector, coal mines, and manufacturers of electrical equipment. This new information includes underlying data used to calculate facilities’ greenhouse gas emissions. The new data are helping EPA verify the accuracy of reported emissions.
In addition, this year an increasing number of facilities in the petroleum and natural gas sector used more rigorous reporting methods for 2012 reports, reflecting a maturing program and an increasingly robust data set from this sector.