Carbon Emissions in U.S. at 20-Year Low

Thomas Schueneman

Carbon emissions from energy generation in the United States dropped to a 20-year low for the first quarter of 2012. According to the most recent figures from the Energy Information Administration (EIA) emissions for the January-March period were 1.134 billion metric tons, down 8 percent for the same period last years.

Carbon emissions drop to a 20-year low due to less coal and mild winter

According to the report, several factors were at play for the drop in energy-related emissions, including an unusually warm winter, falling natural gas prices, and a steady reduction in the use of coal. Read more on our partner site

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