US energy sector power emissions fall between 2007-2015

Carbon emissions from the United States energy sector declined between 2007 and 2015 in 43 states and increased in eight, the Energy Information Administration has reported.
By Staff reporter 12 December 2017 0 28759

Carbon emissions from the United States energy sector declined between 2007 and 2015 in 43 states and increased in eight, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) has reported.

“On a per capita basis, energy-related CO2 emissions decreased in 49 states [...] and increased in [Louisiana and Nebraska] between 2005 and 2015,” the EIA said.

The data covers coal, gas and petroleum, and measured emissions released at areas where fossil fuels are consumed. The states with highest energy-related emissions in 2015 were either densely populated or large energy producers...

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