27 Aug '16, 8am

US EIA: Natural Gas CO2 Emissions Surpassing Coal Emissions

US EIA: Natural Gas CO2 Emissions Surpassing Coal Emissions

First, let’s unwrap the good news. The EIA states that, in general, US carbon intensity rates have been decreasing annually since 2005. Carbon intensity in energy terms represents the weight of CO2 emitted by a fuel type per unit of energy consumed, typically the British thermal unit (Btu). This is commonly expressed as CO2/Btu. A total carbon intensity rate reflects the relative consumption of each fuel type and each types’ relative carbon intensity.

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2016/08/27/us-eia-natural-gas-co...

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