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IEA Chief: U.S. Emission Cuts The Largest In Energy History

The U.S. carbon dioxide emissions reduction over the past decade has been the largest cut in emissions in the history of energy, Dr. Fatih Birol, the Executive Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA), said at a press conference in Washington D.C. on Thursday.

“In the last 10 years, the emissions reduction in the United States has been the largest in the history of energy,” Birol said at a joint press conference with U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry.

“Almost 800 million tons, and this is a huge decline of emissions,” the IEA’s executive director noted.

As per latest available IEA data, global energy-related CO2 emissions rose by 1.4 percent to reach a historic high in 2017, the first increase in emissions after three years of global emissions remaining flat. However, carbon emissions growth last year was not universal, with emissions in major advanced economies, including the United States, the United Kingdom, and Japan, declining. The biggest decline in 2017 came from the United States, mainly because of higher deployment of renewables, according to the IEA.

The U.S. emissions reduction over the past decade has been chiefly due to natural gas-fired electricity capacity displacing coal-fired power plants thanks to the U.S. shale boom. Rising renewable energy deployment across the U.S. has also helped to cut carbon emissions.

Read more: https://oilprice.com/Latest-Energy-News/World-News/IEA-Chief-US-Emission-Cuts-The-Largest-In-Energy-History.html

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Fri Mar 1, 2019, 03:04 AM (1 replies)

Stephen Colbert didn't forget us while he was on vacation - 2 new videos:


The president isn't the only one who doles out nicknames around here. Witness the return of Late Show's Alter Egos!

Trump's New Golf Simulator 3000

When U.S. intelligence agencies learned about President Trump's new $50K golf simulator, they reprogrammed it in the interest of national security.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Fri Mar 1, 2019, 02:20 AM (0 replies)

Seth Meyers - Trump Returns from Vietnam Amid Cohen Fallout: A Closer Look

Seth takes a closer look at President Trump's summit with Kim Jong-un and the fallout from Michael Cohen’s congressional testimony.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Fri Mar 1, 2019, 12:00 AM (2 replies)

Seth Meyers - Michael Cohen's Testimony, National Pokemon Day - Monologue - 2/27/19

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Thu Feb 28, 2019, 11:57 PM (1 replies)

The Daily Show: The Worst Black History Month Ever

From Ralph Northam's blackface disaster to Michael Cohen's collection of racist Trump quotes, February 2019 has been 28 days of the absolute worst Black History Month ever.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Thu Feb 28, 2019, 11:47 PM (5 replies)

The Daily Show: Trump & Kim Fail to Strike a Nuclear Deal

Donald Trump and Kim Jong-Un fail to reach a diplomatic agreement during their Vietnam summit after the two leaders hit an impasse over denuclearization and U.S. sanctions on North Korea.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Thu Feb 28, 2019, 11:37 PM (2 replies)
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