U.S. Energy-Related CO2 Emissions Declined Amid Economic Growth In 2019
Energy-related CO2 emissions declined by 2.8 percent from 2018 to 2019, according to data recently published by the Energy Information Administration. The emissions drops in 2019 are significant when looked at beside the broader U.S. context: despite an energy consumption decline of 0.9 percent in 2019, gross domestic product increased by 2.3 percent in the same year. Put simply, the United States managed to reduce its emissions despite having a robust and growing economy in 2019.
But what drove the reduction in CO2 emissions during the last year?
Read the full blog post at EIDClimate.org to find out the answer.