[Source: U.S. EPA, see Table 2-14: electricity-related emissions distributed among sectors]
According to the U.S. EPA, roughly 75% of GHG Emissions arise from Industry, Transportation, and Commercial end-use sectors, and this hasn’t changed much over the past few decades. From my perusal of the 463-page EPA report, a big part of this is a) moving people and things in vehicles; b) heating/cooling buildings; c) energy use for business processes. Sustainability 2.0 means using information systems to improve the carbon efficiency of these processes by enhancement and substitution. More on this soon.
Happy Memorial Day.