U.S. Per Capita Carbon Emissions at Lowest Levels Since 1950 — Thanks to Natural Gas

New Energy Information Administration (EIA) data released this week show that U.S. per capita carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions are at their lowest levels since 1950. As the “Emissions per Capita” column from the following EIA chart shows, 2017 U.S. per capita CO2 emissions were 15.8 metric tons per person, their lowest levels in 67 years.

For some perspective, per capita carbon emissions haven’t been this low since the beginning of the Korean War and the publication of the very first Peanuts comic strip (Good grief, Charlie Brown!).

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