Following three years of declines, U.S. carbon emissions rose 3.4% in 2018, as the effects of a strong economy, like diesel and jet-fuel use in

U.S. carbon emissions rose 3.4% in 2018

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Following three years of declines, U.S. carbon emissions rose 3.4% in 2018, as the effects of a strong economy, like diesel and jet-fuel use in transportation, outstripped a sharp decline in the number of power plants burning coal to generate electricity.

U.S. carbon emissions rose in 2018

According to the Rhodium Group, the increase was the biggest jump since 2010, when the economy was rebounding from the Great Recession, and the second largest increase in two decades.

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