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Natural Gas Helps U.S. Reduce Carbon Emissions



(p. A11) BONN, Germany -- Industrial emissions of carbon dioxide are projected to rise to record highs in 2017 after a three-year plateau, scientists said Monday [Nov. 13, 2017]. It's a sign that the world is still far from achieving its goals to limit global warming.


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. . . , after a brief dip last year, China's emissions are projected to rise approximately 3.5 percent this year. Local governments invested heavily in infrastructure and construction projects to stimulate growth, while unfavorable rainfall patterns have reduced output from the nation's hydropower dams, said Lauri Myllyvirta, who analyzes China's energy trends for Greenpeace.


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Much of the fall in American emissions has come as increasing supplies of natural gas, wind and solar power have driven hundreds of coal plants into retirement. .



For the full story, see:

BRAD PLUMER and NADJA POPOVICH . "Carbon Emissions, Once Flat, Are on the Rise." The New York Times (Tuesday, NOV. 14, 2017): A11.

(Note: ellipses, and bracketed date, added.)

(Note: the online version of the story has the date NOV. 13, 2017, and has the title "CO2 Emissions Were Flat for Three; Years. Now They're Rising Again.")






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