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U.S. Carbon Emissions Grew in 2022

Summary

The Rhodium Group, a nonpartisan research organization, released early figures showing that US energy and industrial greenhouse gas emissions grew last year, taking the country further from its climate targets. Emissions rose 1.3 percent even as renewable energy overtook coal power for the first time in more than six decades, with wind, solar, and hydropower supplying 22 percent of the country's electricity and coal generating 20 percent. Natural gas generation offset coal's decrease. Last year, the US made minimal progress in transportation and industry, which account for two-thirds of its greenhouse gas emissions. Industrial emissions grew 1.5 percent and transportation emissions rose 1.3 percent, led by jet fuel consumption as air travel recovered from pandemic-era decreases.

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