The United States led the entire world in reducing CO2 emissions last year while also experiencing solid economic growth, according to a newly released report.
H/T: The Daily Wire
“The United States saw the largest decline in energy-related CO2 emissions in 2019 on a country basis – a fall of 140 Mt, or 2.9%, to 4.8 Gt,” reported the The International Energy Agency (IEA) Tuesday. “US emissions are now down almost 1 Gt from their peak in the year 2000, the largest absolute decline by any country over that period.”
BIG NEWS. Despite widespread expectations global energy-related CO2 emissions would post another annual increase in 2019, new @IEA data shows they were unchanged at 33 gigatonnes even as the world economy expanded by 2.9% ➡️ https://t.co/MUidUOIIqv pic.twitter.com/B5QZ5S1DEP— Fatih Birol (@IEABirol) February 11, 2020
Rich countries are ditching coal for natural gas, wind, solar and nuclear power.— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) February 12, 2020
U.S. emissions fell 2.9%, or by 140 million tons, continuing the trend of the United States leading the world in total emissions decline since 2000.
FACT you will NEVER see on the 6 o’clock news: U.S. emissions FELL 2.9%, or by 140 million tons, continuing the trend of the United States LEADING THE WORLD IN TOTAL EMISSIONS DECLINE since 2000. https://t.co/bZTkmCZbOs— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) February 12, 2020
IEA Data Release: Global energy-related CO2 emissions flattened in 2019 at around 33 gigatonnes (Gt), following two years of increases https://t.co/s5Bvys4hhu— DeepClips (@DeepClips) February 14, 2020