Meeting Obama’s Emissions Reduction Goal

In November 2014, President Obama, in a joint announcement with China, set a goal to reduce total U.S emissions by 26-28% of 2005 levels by the year 2025.

As part of an Institute on Ecosystems project, Jerad Hoy, an undergraduate in computer science at Montana State University developed an interactive tool to explore the how states could reduce their emissions to reach this national goal.

Among a range of uses, the tool allows users to i) evaluate the impact of CO2 emission reductions across all sectors, ii) compare, across states, the contribution of each economic sector to CO2 emissions, and iii) consider the effect of an absolute reduction in CO2 emissions compared to sectoral CO2 emissions.

Click here or on the picture to explore how states can reduce their emissions to meet Obama’s goal: CO2 Reductions Tool

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Screen Capture of GHG Reduction Tool