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Friday, April 5, 2013

US Coal Carbon Emissions Falling Rapidly as Natural Gas Expands Role

From John Hanger's Facts of the Day blog:
Some years stand out and 1973 is just one such year.  It was the year of the first oil price shock, triggered by an embargo of oil to the USA, and 1973 is the start of the EIA data on carbon emissions from coal.

Now 40 years ago, carbon emissions from coal were 1.2 billion tons and they had nearly doubled to 2.182 billion tons in 2005, when they peaked. In the last 7 years, coal's emissions have rolled back 26 years.
http://www.eia.gov/totalenergy/data/monthly/pdf/sec12_3.pdf.
Read the whole post here. 

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