06 Dec '17, 2pm

via @cleantechnica

Don’t assume that means transportation emissions have risen dramatically recently. They have not. According to the US Energy Information Agency , emissions from transportation have ratcheted up slowly over the past 40 years as the total number of vehicles on the road and the average number of miles driven increased. The Great Recession put a dent in that, but emissions have been rising again as the economy has recovered. The factor most responsible for the shift is on the other side (as the graph above shows) — the dramatic decline in the number of coal power plants in operation in America over the past 10 years being the main reason for the drop in the electricity sector’s emissions.

Full article: https://cleantechnica.com/2017/12/06/electricity-sector-n...

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