US emitting less: EIA

US ENERGY-related carbon dioxide emissions in 2016 totaled 5170 million tonnes, 1.7% below their 2015 levels, after dropping 2.7% between 2014 and 2015 due to lower coal use for power generation, according to figures supplied by the US Energy Information Administration.

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US emitting less: EIA US emitting less: EIA US emitting less: EIA US emitting less: EIA US emitting less: EIA

It said these recent decreases were consistent with a decade-long trend, with energy-related CO2 emissions 14% below the 2005 level in 2016.

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