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Are New England Homeowners Wrecking the Environment?

Phil Hall
Jun 23, 2017
If you are looking to point fingers of blame for climate change, you may want to take aim at homeowners in New England

If you are looking to point fingers of blame for climate change, you may want to take aim at homeowners in New England. According to a new report from PropertyShark.com that measures CO2 emissions by home, the states that occupy the top positions are all from New England.
 
PropertyShark noted that the New England states have some of the highest average sized homes, with many exceeding 2,000 square feet, and many residences rely fuel oil for heating during their traditionally harsh winters. Maine, where two-thirds of residences burn fossil fuels, was at the top of the list of CO2 emitting states, spewing 5.2 tons per home annually, followed by Vermont (5.1), New Hampshire (5.1 tons), Connecticut (4.9 tons), Rhode Island (4.8 tons) and Massachusetts (4.3 tons).
 
And at the far end of the spectrum, the state with the least amount of CO2 emissions was at the other end of the U.S. map: Hawaii only recorded 0.5 tons per home CO2 emissions annually.

 
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