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Analysis: Why US carbon emissions have fallen 14% since 2005

natural gas pipeline with wind turbines in the background
A pipeline for the distribution of natural gas, with wind turbines in the background; Texas, US. Credit: Jim Parkin / Alamy Stock Photo

Before 2005, US carbon emissions were marching upwards year after year, with little sign of slowing down. After this point, they fell quickly, declining 14% from their peak by the end of 2016

August 15, 2017 — Researchers have given a number of different reasons for this marked turnaround. Some have argued that it was mainly due to natural gas and, to a lesser extent, wind both replacing Continue reading Analysis: Why US carbon emissions have fallen 14% since 2005