US energy CO2 emissions drop by 2.7% in 2015

By Staff reporter 17 March 2017

Energy-related carbon dioxide emissions in the United States fell by 2.7% in 2015, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) wrote in a report published on Thursday.

"Energy-related [CO2] emissions decreased by 146 million metric tons (MMmt), from 5,405 MMmt in 2014 to 5,259 MMmt in 2015," the EIA said. The fall came despite growth of 2.6% in US GDP.

The EIA attributed the decline to factors that more than offset the economic expansion, including "a decline in the carbon intensity of the energy supply […] of 1.8%; and...

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