01 Jul '12, 1am

Good news! The Incredible Shrinking Carbon Pollution Forecast from @NRDC's blog:

(Updated with clearer figure 6/29/2012) Back in February I posted about a surprising development: Despite the failure of comprehensive climate and energy legislation in 2010, U.S. carbon pollution emissions and projections of future carbon pollution have been coming down ever since. A new forecast out this week continues that trend. While there has been some press coverage of these facts (see here and here ) I continue to find that most people are surprised to learn about this progress. My previous post was based on the “Early Release” version of the 2012 Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) Annual Energy Outlook and I noted at the time that the final version was likely to include a downward revision. On Monday EIA released its full Annual Energy Outlook 2012 (AEO 2012), and I get to say I told you so (see figure). The Reference case projection for 2020 was reduced by...

Full article: http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/dlashof/the_incredible_...

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