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John Raymond Hanger
EIA has great data this morning: 1. 2017 carbon emissions down 0.9%; 2. 2017 emissions 14% below 2005 levels; 3. Total carbon emissions from gas higher than coal; 4. Petroleum top emitter, responsible for 46% of total emissions.
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Owen Comstock Sep 5
Replying to @johnrhanger
Also: CO2 emissions actually rose in every sector *except* the electric power sector. The 2017 power sector decline in CO2 was enough to offset all other increases and then some.
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Durandal Sep 5
Replying to @johnrhanger
More solar, more wind, more pure electric vehicles!
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Jean-Marc Desperrier Sep 6
With emission from gas now higher than coal, this shows a worrying trend. The days of easy gains (through conversion of coal to gas in the electric sector) appear set to change for a situation where any gain will be extremly hard.
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John Raymond Hanger Sep 6
Replying to @jm_desp @comstockery
Good points. About 20 states have little to no coal generation left. In those states, gas and oil are now the big carbon polluters. Yet, 26% of carbon emissions still come from burning coal.
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Brian Wieliczka Sep 6
Replying to @johnrhanger @cohan_ds
Do these figures include GHG emissions from energy imports?
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Geoff Beacon Sep 6
Replying to @johnrhanger
"Methane emissions of this magnitude, per unit of natural gas consumed, produce radiative forcing over a 20-year time horizon comparable to the CO2 from natural gas combustion" So not really much progress in the power sector -
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Geoff Beacon Sep 6
"One-quarter of all global greenhouse gas emissions are caused by the manufacture of products destined for export – and are not accounted for in most nations’ climate policies."
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