Massachusetts Clean Energy and Climate Metrics

The graphic and dashboards below are public resources that provide key information and performance indicators relevant to Massachusetts' greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and the Massachusetts Clean Energy and Climate Plans (CECP).

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GHG Emissions Snapshot

This graphic presents a snapshot of Massachusetts’ gross GHG emissions in 2020. It also contains information on 2020 biogenic emissions and carbon removed by natural and working lands. For more information about gross emissions, biogenic emissions, and carbon sequestration, refer to Chapter 3 of the Clean Energy and Climate Plan for 2050.

Massachusetts 2020 Gross Emissions

Tracking GHG Emissions

The dashboard below presents Massachusetts’ gross GHG emissions for the years 1990-2020. The total emissions for each year are broken down into eight sectors: residential fuel combustion, commercial & industrial fuel combustion, electric power, transportation, natural gas systems, industrial processes, agriculture, and waste.

The bar chart in the upper half of the dashboard shows the emissions trend for these eight sectors across the period 1990-2020. To show the trend for only a single sector, click on one of the categories listed in the legend in the lower-right. The pie chart in the lower half of the dashboard shows the percentage breakdown across the sectors when summing emissions from all years. To show the percentage breakdown for only a single year, click on one of the grey dots in the center of the dashboard. To select multiple sectors and/or years, start by clicking on one category and/or grey dot, and then hold “control” on the keyboard while selecting additional categories and/or dots.

Tracking CECP Implementation

This dashboard reports on key metrics observed and tracked by the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs for various policy requirements including implementation tracking of the Clean Energy and Climate Plan for 2025 and 2030. This dashboard uses data from 1990 to 2021, where possible, and will be updated regularly as new data become available. Last updated: May 2023.

Data Sources

All emissions data is from the MassDEP inventory: MassDEP Emissions Inventories | Emissions intensity data for the electric sector is from the MassDEP Retail Seller GHG Emissions Reports.

Transportation data is from MA Maintenance and Inspection reports and is shown at Apply for MassEVIP Fleets Incentives | VMT data is derived from Federal Highway Administration estimates: Highway Statistics Series - Policy | Federal Highway Administration (, and the US Department of Energy: EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page (

Building energy data is from the US Energy and Information Administration State Energy Data Systems: State Energy Data System (SEDS) - Catalog. Heat pump data is from incentive reports of MassCEC, Mass Save, and MMWEC: Public Records Requests | MassCEC, Mass Save Data, MMWEC – MMWEC – The leading provider of public power services in Massachusetts. 

Electricity data is from ISO-NE: ISO New England - Energy, Load, and Demand Reports (, and Massachusetts RPS compliance reports: 

Additional Non-Energy and Industrial data is from EIA SEDS (see above) and MassDEP Solid Waste Master Plan | and tree planting data is from Greening the Gateway Cities Program: Greening the Gateway Cities Program | 

All content, information, and data included in the graphic and dashboards are provided for informational purposes only. Information presented is based on best-available data from the data sources above. The Clean Energy and Climate Dashboard provides a snapshot of the Commonwealth’s progress toward its climate goals, but may not contain all information necessary to determine compliance with the Commonwealth’s greenhouse gas emissions limits and sector-specific sublimits.




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