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Energy-Related Carbon Emissions Rose in 2013

January 15, 2014 by Katherine Tweed
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Carbon Emissions Rose in 2013

Carbon dioxide emissions from energy activities in the U.S. in 2013 are expected to be up 2 percent over 2012. The slight increase is still just a projection as EIA awaits final year-end data, but the higher figure is attributed to an increase in coal consumption by electric utilities.[read more]

US Energy-Related Carbon Emissions Fall to 18-Year Low

October 23, 2013 by Marianne Lavelle

The last effort in the U.S. Congress to tackle climate change head-on died in 2010, amid ferocious lobbying by interests who argued it would wreck the economy. That bill would have cut carbon dioxide emissions 3 percent below their 2005 level by 2012.[read more]

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Can Switching Heavy Duty Trucks to Rail Transport Reduce Carbon Emissions?

July 13, 2013 by John Miller
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HD Trucks and Carbon Reduction

President Obama has included increasing heavy duty vehicle fuel efficiency standards in his recent climate policy speech. Are there more effective alternatives to further reducing heavy duty vehicle transport carbon emissions?[read more]