CO2 (carbon dioxide)

Growth in global energy-related CO2 emissions expected to slow

 Technology improvements mitigate population growth-related increases in energy demand EIA projects that growth in global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from energy-related sources will slow despite increasing energy consumption, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. EIA’s International Energy Outlook 2017 (Reference case) projects that energy-related CO2 emissions will grow 0.6 per cent per year from 2015 to […]

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American CO2 emissions from coal fell by record amount in 2015, led by Texas and Midwest

Most decrease in coal-fired electricity generation was replaced with increases in natural gas-fired generation Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions associated with coal consumption in the United States fell by a record 231 million metric tons in 2015, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. More than 60 per cent of the annual decrease occurred in 10

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Texas and Saskatchewan have only carbon capture and sequestration plants in world

Kemper cost overruns led to construction costs in excess of $7.5 billion The Petra Nova facility, a coal-fired power plant located near Houston, Texas, is one of only two operating power plants with carbon capture and storage (CCS) in the world, and it is the only such facility in the United States, according to the U.S.

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US energy-related carbon dioxide emissions expected to fall in 2017 but rise in 2018

Non-carbon electricity generation (primarily hydro power) to decline by 5 billion kWh Energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions fell in both 2015 and 2016, and they are expected to fall again in 2017, based on forecasts in EIA’s Short-Term Energy Outlook. However, EIA forecasts a 2.2 per cent increase in energy-related CO2 emissions in 2018. An annual

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Carbon-intensity of energy use lowest in US industrial, electric power sectors

Including indirect emissions associated with electricity production increase sector’s carbon intensity Of the five major energy-consuming sectors in the United States, the industrial sector produced the least amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) per unit of primary energy consumed in 2016, with emissions of 44 kilograms CO2 per million British thermal units (kg CO2/MMBtu), according to

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US energy-related CO2 emissions fell 1.7% in 2016 thanks to less coal

 CO2 emissions from electric power sector fell 4.9% in 2016 US energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in 2016 totaled 5,170 million metric tons (MMmt), 1.7 per cent below their 2015 levels, after dropping 2.7 per cent between 2014 and 2015, according to the US Energy Information Administration. These recent decreases are consistent with a decade-long trend, with

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Fuel economy regs will drive oil consumption, CO2 emissions – EIA

 CO2 emissions reflect effects of economic growth, consumer behavior, energy prices, and government policies American fuel economy standards for light to heavy duty vehicles could have a significant effect on future petroleum demand and carbon dioxide emissions, according to the US Energy Information Administration. The EIA’s Annual Energy Outlook 2017, released in January, explores several factors affecting

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US power sector CO2 emissions fall below transportation sector emissions

From Oct. 2015 through Sept. 2016, coal and natural gas had nearly equal shares of electric power generation in US US CO2 emissions from the transportation sector reached 1,893 million metric tons (MMmt) from Oct. 2015 through Sept. 2016, exceeding electric power sector CO2 emissions of 1,803 MMmt over the same time period, according to the

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Energy-related CO2 emissions, lowest since 1991 in first six months of 2016

Wind energy saw the largest electricity generating capacity additions of any energy-related fuel in 2015, accounting for 50% US energy-related CO2 emissions totaled 2,530 million metric tons in the first six months of 2016. This was the lowest emissions level for the first six months of the year since 1991, as mild weather and changes in

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