Thursday, February 13, 2020

Your Good News of the Day: The US leads the world in greenhouse gas reduction

The United States saw the largest decline in energy-related CO2 emissions in 2019 on a country basis – a fall of 140 Mt, or 2.9%, to 4.8 Gt

US emissions are now down almost 1 Gt from their peak in the year 2000, the largest absolute decline by any country over that period. A 15% reduction in the use of coal for power generation underpinned the decline in overall US emissions in 2019. Coal-fired power plants faced even stronger competition from natural gas-fired generation, with benchmark gas prices an average of 45% lower than 2018 levels. As a result, gas increased its share in electricity generation to a record high of 37%. Overall electricity demand declined because demand for air-conditioning and heating was lower as a result of milder summer and winter weather.

And all that without draconian taxes and freedom stealing restrictions on activities.


  1. And now Seattle and Washington state in general are looking to ban natural gas in all new building and to forcibly transition all power use to electricity, but also reduce the generating capacity while demand will only go up, depending upon wind and solar and a bit of hydro. Fools they be.

  2. I haven't heard that from the corrupt, lying, sly, smug mainstream media.

    1. Nor from the media's stooges Mr. Gore and Ms. Thunberg, LL.

    2. ...and you won't because it doesn't fit the agenda. Nor will you hear about the Chinesium coal plants being brought online to the tune of ONE PER WEEK for at least the last five years and into the foreseeable future. Nor will you hear about the coal pollution coming out of India for the much the same reason.


  3. But they told me we were all going to die because Trump got us out of the Paris Climate Accords, not that we'd lead the world in carbon reduction.