Methane Leaks Could Negate Climate Benefits of US Natural Gas Boom: Report
Reduction in carbon emissions triggered by America’s shift from coal to gas is being offset by a sharp rise in methane.
Carbon dioxide emissions fell last year to their lowest point since 1994, according to the Department of Energy. Energy-related carbon dioxide emissions were 12% below 2005 levels.
But the report said those reductions were not enough, on their own, to escape the most catastrophic consequences of climate change.
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