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Central Ohio’s carbon footprint ranked No. 18

 
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Business First of Columbus wrote Central Ohio’s carbon footprint ranked No. 18

Friday, May 30, 2008

The Columbus area ranks near the top of a nationwide list for its per-capita carbon emissions, according to a study released this week.

A study by the Washington, D.C.-based Brookings Institution titled “Shrinking the Carbon Footprint of Metropolitan America” quantified the per-capita emissions from transportation and residential energy use in 2000 and 2005. The think tank found Columbus’ per-capita carbon emissions were the 18th-highest among the nation’s 100 largest metropolitan areas.

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