Special Report

The Worst States Driving The Climate Crisis

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40. Washington
> Annual per capita carbon emissions: 11.1 metric tons (12th lowest)
> 5-yr. change in total carbon emissions: +12.0% (2nd largest increase)
> Total annual per capita electricity consumption: 11.5 MWh (22nd lowest)
> Electricity production: 75.0% from renewable sources (5th highest)
> Recycling rate: 58% (10th highest)

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39. Iowa
> Annual per capita carbon emissions: 24.5 metric tons (10th highest)
> 5-yr. change in total carbon emissions: -0.2% (36th largest decline)
> Total annual per capita electricity consumption: 16.1 MWh (8th highest)
> Electricity production: 59.4% from renewable sources (7th highest)
> Recycling rate: 62% (4th highest)

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38. Kansas
> Annual per capita carbon emissions: 20.8 metric tons (17th highest)
> 5-yr. change in total carbon emissions: -6.3% (13th largest decline)
> Total annual per capita electricity consumption: 13.6 MWh (20th highest)
> Electricity production: 44.2% from renewable sources (9th highest)
> Recycling rate: 37% (25th lowest)

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37. Pennsylvania
> Annual per capita carbon emissions: 17.1 metric tons (21st highest)
> 5-yr. change in total carbon emissions: -6.1% (15th largest decline)
> Total annual per capita electricity consumption: 10.9 MWh (17th lowest)
> Electricity production: 3.7% from renewable sources (5th lowest)
> Recycling rate: 60% (7th highest)

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36. Connecticut
> Annual per capita carbon emissions: 10.3 metric tons (9th lowest)
> 5-yr. change in total carbon emissions: +0.8% (13th largest increase)
> Total annual per capita electricity consumption: 7.6 MWh (6th lowest)
> Electricity production: 3.2% from renewable sources (2nd lowest)
> Recycling rate: 63% (3rd highest)

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