Special Report

The Worst States Driving The Climate Crisis

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50. Maine
> Annual per capita carbon emissions: 10.7 metric tons (10th lowest)
> 5-yr. change in total carbon emissions: -13.5% (the largest decline)
> Total annual per capita electricity consumption: 8.5 MWh (10th lowest)
> Electricity production: 76.7% from renewable sources (3rd highest)
> Recycling rate: 74% (the highest)

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49. Vermont
> Annual per capita carbon emissions: 9.6 metric tons (5th lowest)
> 5-yr. change in total carbon emissions: -1.7% (30th largest decline)
> Total annual per capita electricity consumption: 8.5 MWh (11th lowest)
> Electricity production: 99.9% from renewable sources (the highest)
> Recycling rate: 62% (4th highest)

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48. New York
> Annual per capita carbon emissions: 8.7 metric tons (the lowest)
> 5-yr. change in total carbon emissions: -3.1% (24th largest decline)
> Total annual per capita electricity consumption: 7.2 MWh (4th lowest)
> Electricity production: 28.5% from renewable sources (18th highest)
> Recycling rate: 58% (10th highest)

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47. California
> Annual per capita carbon emissions: 9.1 metric tons (2nd lowest)
> 5-yr. change in total carbon emissions: +1.9% (12th largest increase)
> Total annual per capita electricity consumption: 6.4 MWh (2nd lowest)
> Electricity production: 42.6% from renewable sources (10th highest)
> Recycling rate: 54% (13th highest)

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46. New Hampshire
> Annual per capita carbon emissions: 10.2 metric tons (8th lowest)
> 5-yr. change in total carbon emissions: -8.8% (5th largest decline)
> Total annual per capita electricity consumption: 7.9 MWh (7th lowest)
> Electricity production: 16.0% from renewable sources (24th highest)
> Recycling rate: 44% (18th highest)

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