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Final US Emissions Estimates for 2018

Final US Emissions Estimates for 2018

Full Title: Final US Emissions Estimates for 2018
Author(s): Trevor Houser, Hannah Pitt, and Hannah Hess
Publisher(s): Rhodium Group
Publication Date: May 1, 2019
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Description (excerpt):

In January, Rhodium provided preliminary estimates of US carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in 2018. In this note, we provide final energy CO2 emissions data and preliminary estimates for economy-wide US greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in 2018. CO2 emissions from fossil fuel combustion rose by 2.7% in 2018, the second largest annual increase since 2000. Economy-wide GHG emissions likely rose by between 1.5% and 2.5% last year. That puts US emissions at 10.7% to 11.6% below 2005 levels, leaving a decently large gap to close in the next two years to meet the country’s Copenhagen Accord target of a 17% reduction in all GHG emissions by the end of 2020.

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