US sees record drop in coal-related CO2 emissions in 2015

Carbon dioxide emissions linked to coal consumption fell by a record 231 mt in the United States in 2015, the EIA has said.
By Staff reporter 14 November 2017 0 28375

Carbon dioxide emissions linked to coal consumption fell by a record 231 mt in the United States in 2015, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) has reported.

“More than 60% of the annual decrease occurred in 10 states, led by Texas, Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, and Pennsylvania,” the EIA said in its state-level CO2 emissions data.

Most of the decline was attributed to the power sector, where coal-fired output was offset by an increase in gas-fired generation. Coal emissions dropped in nearly every US state in 2015,...

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