Volume 95 Issue 13 | p. 15 | Concentrates
Issue Date: March 27, 2017

CO2 emissions of China and U.S. fell in 2016

By Jeff Johnson, special to C&EN
Department: Government & Policy
Keywords: greenhouse gases, carbon dioxide, IEA, U.S., China

Carbon dioxide emissions in China and the U.S., the world’s two largest emitters and energy users, fell in 2016 while these countries experienced economic gains, according to the International Energy Agency. Worldwide, CO2 emissions were flat for the third straight year despite an overall economic growth rate of 3.1%, IEA says, signaling a decoupling of emissions from economic activity. A report from IEA attributes the decline to renewable power generation, switches from . . .

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