Greenhouse gas emissions from power plants, cars and other sources in the U.S. are forecast to decline by a whopping 7.5% this year as people use less energy amid a slowing economy and stay-at-home restrictions put in place due to the coronavirus, according to Energy Department data released Tuesday.
The decrease in energy-related carbon dioxide emissions -- a category that includes electric power generation and transportation fuel use -- comes as the department’s Energy Information Administration
“Growth has been stalled due to the unexpected and unprecedented worldwide demand impacts of Covid-19 coupled with the disruptive actions of the ongoing dispute between
The Energy Information Administration forecast energy-related carbon-dioxide emissions to increase by 3.6 in 2021 as the economy recovers.
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