Hail Shale: U.S. CO2 Emissions Drop To 30 Year Low

  • Date: 06/08/16
  • Mark J. Perry , AEIdeas

Thanks in large part to the substitution of abundant, cheap shale gas for coal as an energy source to generate the nation’s electricity, CO2 emissions from the US electric power sector fell to a 29-year low during the January to April period — 522 million metric tons.  The last time CO2 emissions were that low (“green”) during the four-month period between January and April was in the year 1987.

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Who ever imagined we’d be “going green” thanks to fracking?

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