A new report has found that most states could exceed their 2050 emission targets, with the worst-hit states expected to emit more than twice as much.
According to the report, released Monday, more than half of all US states and the District of Columbia could exceed the U.S. EPA’s carbon dioxide emissions reduction goals by 2025.
The report found that the states with the most greenhouse gas emissions would be:California, which has been the target of an ambitious state plan to curb its greenhouse gas output by 2030, would have the highest annual average emissions per capita.
It would be the third-highest per capita carbon dioxide emission, according to the U of C report.
Colorado, which was the most recent U.N. Climate Action Tracker State to be awarded a carbon dioxide pollution reduction award, would also be among the most likely to exceed the goals, the report found.
A report released by the Sierra Club on Thursday found that California was on track to exceed its emissions targets in 2030, which would mean it would exceed its 2030 goal by nearly 25 percent.
The state would be responsible for 40 percent of global greenhouse gas emission growth.
California also has one of the nation’s highest concentrations of methane emissions per person.
Methane emissions are responsible for more than 80 percent of the country’s methane emissions, and have increased over the past decade, according the Sierra report.