Friday, August 17, 2012

Total U.S. CO2 Emissions Down Due To Natural Gas Usage

An analysis done by the Associated Press of a recent U.S. Energy Information Agency technical report found that total U.S. CO2 emissions for the first four months of this year fell to about 1992 levels. The Associated Press contacted environmental experts, scientists and utility companies and learned that virtually everyone believes the shift could have major long-term implications for U.S. energy policy. While conservation efforts, the lagging economy and greater use of renewable energy are factors in the CO2 decline, the drop-off is due mainly to low-priced natural gas, the agency said. Click to read more.