Interactive Map: CO2 emissions by state per capita

A new report from the Center for American Progress, “The Clean and Clear Winners,” finds:

Just released data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration on carbon dioxide emissions per state in 2005 shows that renewable energy initiatives do pay off. The 10 cleanest states based on per capita emissions — in order, the District of Columbia, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Vermont, California, Idaho, New York, Oregon, Massachusetts, and Washington — have aggressive renewable energy and/or efficiency programs.

Click here for an interactive map to see how much carbon dioxide the average citizen in each state releases into the atmosphere each year.