Monday, January 13, 2014

Energy-related pollution grew in 2013

A study by the U.S. Energy Information Administration shows that energy-related carbon dioxide pollution grew by 2 percent last year after declining for several years.

The increase is being blamed on an increase in coal consumption by the electric power industry. 

American cars and factories released 5.38 billion tons of carbon dioxide into the air in 2013, up from 5.27 billion in 2012, according to the report. 

AP reports that coal has regained some market share in recent months as natural gas prices have increased following historic lows in 2012. 

Source: AP

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