"U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions Fall 10 Percent Since 2005: EPA"

"U.S. greenhouse gas emissions fell nearly 10 percent from 2005 to 2012, more than halfway toward the United States' 2020 target pledged at United Nations climate talks, according to the latest national emissions inventory.

The report showed that emissions dropped 3.4 percent [from 2011 to 2012], mostly due to a decrease in energy consumption and fuel switching from coal to natural gas.

The Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday published the United States' 19th annual emissions tally to the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change."

Valerie Volcovici reports for Reuters April 16, 2014.


"U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions Dropped 3.4% in 2012" (Los Angeles Times)

Source: Reuters, 04/16/2014