United States Led World in Reducing Carbon Emissions in 2019

  • 2020-02-13
  • Source: TTN
  • by: TTN Staff
United States Led World in Reducing Carbon Emissions in 2019
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Under President Trump's leadership, the United States led the world in reducing carbon emissions in 2019. This success comes despite Trump constantly being under attack by climate fearmongers.

According to The Daily Wire:

The United States led the entire world in reducing CO2 emissions last year while also experiencing solid economic growth, according to a newly released report.

“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,” The International Energy Agency (IEA) reported on Tuesday. “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,” the IEA continued. “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.

The IEA noted that 80% of the increase in CO2 emissions came from Asia and that China and India both contributed significantly to the increase.


China has been a leading polluter of the earth for years now, despite no climate crusaders focusing their attention on the communist regime there.

Ted Cruz also responded on Twitter:
 

 Source: TTN

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