Coronavirus pandemic, restrictions led to 11% plunge in US energy-related emissions last year

Published 15:56 on April 12, 2021  /  Last updated at 15:56 on April 12, 2021  /  Americas, US  /  No Comments

US energy-related CO2 emissions declined by double-digits in 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent ‘stay-at-home’ orders reduced overall power consumption and vehicle miles travelled, according to federal data released Monday.

US energy-related CO2 emissions declined by double-digits in 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent ‘stay-at-home’ orders reduced overall power consumption and vehicle miles travelled, according to federal data released Monday.

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