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Fri Feb 1, 2013, 12:43 PM

US carbon emissions fall to lowest levels since 1994

Source: Guardian

Friday 1 February 2013 06.34 EST

US carbon emissions fall to lowest levels since 1994

Energy-saving technologies and a doubling in renewables led to the reduction in climate pollution, new figures show

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America's carbon dioxide emissions last year fell to their lowest levels since 1994, according to a new report.

Carbon dioxide emissions fell by 13% in the past five years, because of new energy-saving technologies and a doubling in the take-up of renewable energy, the report compiled by Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) for the Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE) said.

The reduction in climate pollution even as Congress failed to act on climate change brings America more than halfway towards Barack Obama's target of cutting emissions by 17% from 2005 levels over the next decade, the Bloomberg analysts said.

By the end of last year, America's emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions had fallen 10.7% from the 2005 baselines.

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Read more: http://m.guardiannews.com/environment/2013/feb/01/us-carbon-emissions-lowest-levels

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 01:32 PM

1. Out of sight, out of mind

 



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Response to NoOneMan (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 01:42 PM

2. Yep! Isn't that the way we do everything?

We flood the world with weapons and then talk about gun control here.

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 03:41 PM

3. YAhoo!! PROBLEM SOLVED!

 

Go back to sleep..... you are getting very sleepy.... That carbon means you no harm.... really, everything's fine.... just go back to sleep... I'll wake you if anything important happens, OK?

zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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