Task 1: Greenhouse Gas Inventory
Where are Ohio’s major sources of GHG emissions?
The first step to better understanding how to track, benchmark and evaluate Ohio’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions is to understand where they originate. An Ohio University team based in the Russ School of Engineering and Technology collected data from the Ohio EPA and other sources to develop a comprehensive statewide GHG inventory.
The inventory includes:
Stationary sources: “direct emissions” from facilities such as fossil fuel-burning power plants, petroleum refineries, petrochemical plants, food processing plants and other heavy industrial sources.
Mobile sources: “direct emissions” from on-road and non-road vehicles based on estimates of vehicle miles traveled and other industry best practice tools.
Area sources: “indirect emissions” resulting from county-level estimates and calculations of electricity consumption, steam for heating, chilled water for cooling, etc.
Chapter 8: Statewide Emissions Inventory
Explore the Greenhouse Gas Inventory
Greenhouse Gas Inventory
Where are Ohio’s major sources of greenhouse gas emissions?
Federal Policy Review
How could federal carbon policies affect Ohio?
State Policy Options
Which carbon strategies could Ohio pursue?
What are the economic consequences of carbon policies on Ohio?