14 Jun '11, 5am

Good News and Bad on Trends in US Emissions

Good News and Bad on Trends in US Emissions

As I meet with global warming officials from other countries, I frequently hear this statement: "American action on global warming is lost for the foreseeable future." This is a good time to evaluate how true or false this statement is since the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) has just released its annual projections -- the Annual Energy Outlook 2011 . The general conclusion: emissions will be below 2005 levels for the next 15 years and could be reduced even further if the Administration implemented EPA and other rules in a strong fashion. But before giving some detail on the results here is a little perspective on the EIA's analytical track record. First , EIA's projections of energy use and emissions have been reduced each time a new analysis is released since their earlier projections had overestimated the growth in emissions (as my colleague highlighted ). T...

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