August 17, 2012

CO2 Emissions In US Drop To 20-year Low

The AP:

“In a little-noticed technical report, the U.S. Energy Information Agency, a part of the Energy Department, said this month that energy related U.S. CO2 emissions for the first four months of this year fell to about 1992 levels. Energy emissions make up about 98 percent of the total. The Associated Press contacted environmental experts, scientists and utility companies and learned that virtually everyone believes the shift could have major long-term implications for U.S. energy policy.”

(Via The Daily Beast.)

Huh. How about that? Now if drillers can engineer the capture of leaking methane gas from these wells, we might be able to put the coal era behind us.