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bananas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 07:32 PM
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US greenhouse gas emissions fall 1.5% in 2006 from 2005: EIA
http://www.platts.com/Electric%20Power/News/8386162.xml

US greenhouse gas emissions fall 1.5% in 2006 from 2005: EIA

Washington (Platts)--28Nov2007

US greenhouse gas emissions in 2006 totaled 7,075.6 million metric tons
of carbon dioxide equivalent, down 1.5% from 7,181.4 million mt of CO2e in
2005, in part because of increased natural gas use by power generators, the US
Energy Information Administration said Wednesday in its annual report on GHG
emissions in the US.

The total US emissions level for 2006 rose 15.1% from 6,146.7 million mt
of CO2e in 1990, while 2005 levels were 16.8% higher than 1990.

The report, EIA's 15th annual, presents the agency's latest estimates for
CO2, methane, nitrous oxide and other GHG.

Preliminary figures for CO2 emissions in the US for 2006 were 5,934.4
million mt, 110.6 million mt below the 2005 level of 6,045 million mt because
of favorable weather conditions, higher energy prices, a decline in the carbon
intensity of electric power generation resulting from increased use of natural
gas, as well as a greater reliance on energy sources that are not based on
fossil fuels, EIA said.

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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 07:33 PM
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1. A good beginning.
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Jackpine Radical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 08:35 PM
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4. Can we actually trust these numbers?
Or is this more Bushco faith-based science?
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slackmaster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 07:34 PM
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2. Probably because of higher fuel prices, more people out of work
Also some people driving more efficient vehicles.
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Jackpine Radical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 08:34 PM
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3. I did my part.
I cut beans and sauerkraut out of my diet.
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Nihil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 03:35 AM
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5. BushCo response:
"See? I *told* you that out-sourcing was a good idea!"
:eyes:
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