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Climate Group: Natural Gas Has Been ‘Largest Driver’ of U.S. Carbon Reductions

Carbon Brief, a United Kingdom-based website focused on covering climate change issues, recently took an in-depth look into why the United States has been able to reduce energy-related carbon emissions by 14 percent since 2005. Not surprisingly, the group concluded:

“Increases in [natural] gas electricity generation is the largest driver, accounting for 33% of the total emissions reduction in 2016.”

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3 Comments
  • Karen Orlando
    Posted at 13:03h, 15 September Reply

    The underreported news story of the decade is the one about how the antifracking movement rose to prominence, particularly in NY by fighting natural gas and acting like climate change was a good reason for this. This antifracking movement is one of the worst developments in environmental circles in the present.

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