28 Sep '14, 11pm

Rising US emissions 'a wake up call' to grow green energy

US emissions from consuming fossil fuels such as coal, oil, and natural gas have reversed their downward trend to rise significantly over the past 18 months, new figures show. Days after President Barack Obama told the UN Climate Conference in New York the US "is stepping up to the plate" in tackling climate change , data published by the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) show CO2 emissions from fossil fuels for the first half of 2014 were 2.74 per cent higher than the same period in 2013 and almost six per cent higher than the first six months of 2012. Energy-related carbon dioxide emissions had been declining from 2010 to 2012 partly as a result of natural gas replacing coal in power stations. FURTHER READING UN climate chief: New York Summit is 'clearly not enough' Barack Obama: No nation is immune to the risks of climate change Carbon dioxide emissions due to ...

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