Oswego, NY – According to a new study, those who live in the Syracuse metropolitan area produce more carbon per person than any other major city in the state.
The study, released Thursday by the Brookings Institution, ranked cities based on how much carbon was produced per person based on transportation and household energy use.
The study showed that those who live in Onondaga, Oswego and Madison counties produce 2.68 tons of carbon on average per year. That ranks 67th out of the top 100 metro areas in the United States.
Rochester residents produced 1.91 tons of carbon, putting them 14th on the list and Buffalo residents produced 2 tons of carbon, 16th on the list.
Larger cities like Los Angeles produced even less with an average of 1.41 tons. Honolulu, Hawaii ranked 1st on the list, with residents emitting 1.3 tons of carbon per year.
Researchers believe that densely packed cities like Los Angeles or New York are more energy efficient and produce less carbon per person than those in smaller cities.
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