Energy-Related CO2 Emissions Sharply Decline Over Past Decade

After rising 3% in 2018, U.S. energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions fell 3% in 2019, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The agency attributes nearly all (96%) of this decline to the changing mix of fuels used to generate electricity. Since 2007, U.S. electric power sector emissions have declined 33%. 11/16/2020