Special Report

The Worst States Driving The Climate Crisis

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45. Massachusetts
> Annual per capita carbon emissions: 9.2 metric tons (3rd lowest)
> 5-yr. change in total carbon emissions: -5.1% (18th largest decline)
> Total annual per capita electricity consumption: 7.3 MWh (5th lowest)
> Electricity production: 8.6% from renewable sources (15th lowest)
> Recycling rate: 52% (14th highest)

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44. Rhode Island
> Annual per capita carbon emissions: 9.8 metric tons (6th lowest)
> 5-yr. change in total carbon emissions: -4.1% (20th largest decline)
> Total annual per capita electricity consumption: 6.9 MWh (3rd lowest)
> Electricity production: 6.9% from renewable sources (9th lowest)
> Recycling rate: 56% (12th highest)

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43. Oregon
> Annual per capita carbon emissions: 9.9 metric tons (7th lowest)
> 5-yr. change in total carbon emissions: +10.4% (4th largest increase)
> Total annual per capita electricity consumption: 12.2 MWh (25th highest)
> Electricity production: 67.5% from renewable sources (6th highest)
> Recycling rate: 66% (2nd highest)

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42. Maryland
> Annual per capita carbon emissions: 9.4 metric tons (4th lowest)
> 5-yr. change in total carbon emissions: -8.7% (6th largest decline)
> Total annual per capita electricity consumption: 9.5 MWh (12th lowest)
> Electricity production: 8.6% from renewable sources (14th lowest)
> Recycling rate: 41% (22nd highest)

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41. New Jersey
> Annual per capita carbon emissions: 11.3 metric tons (14th lowest)
> 5-yr. change in total carbon emissions: -2.7% (25th largest decline)
> Total annual per capita electricity consumption: 8.1 MWh (9th lowest)
> Electricity production: 3.4% from renewable sources (4th lowest)
> Recycling rate: 62% (4th highest)

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