The poor economy has prompted a revised estimate for U.S. carbon emissions. The Energy Information Administration now predicts that overall U.S. emissions will be down 6 percent this year. Just last month the EIA estimated emissions would be down 5 percent.
As a direct result of the recession, U.S. emissions from fuels, including coal plants, are predicted to fall 5 percent in 2009, according to the Energy Information Administration. The progress on emissions will be short-lived, however. As the economy improves, emissions are predicted to climb 0.7 percent in 2010. In ... Read more »
The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) reports that CO2 emissions from U.S. transportation dropped 5.2 percent in 2008, the largest annual decline since 1990. EIA says motor gasoline accounts for 58.7 percent of the transportation-related CO2 emissions followed by diesel fuel, which accounts for 23.2 percent of the sector’s emissions. ... Read more »