Economic expansion boosts carbon emissions, despite green-tech gains


By: - Climate DepotJanuary 11, 2019 3:11 PM

Economic expansion boosts carbon emissions, despite green-tech gains

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Experts say it may take a recession to reduce the gases that are warming the planet. No matter that coal-fired power plants went out of business in record numbers, or that Americans nearly doubled their purchases of electric cars. The U.S. increased its carbon dioxide emissions in 2018, and a large part of the reason was one normally cited as a bonus – substantial economic growth. A booming American economy meant increased industrial production, more truck and air travel and more offices and other workplaces to heat – all combining, along with other factors, to create the second-largest annual increase…

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