The nation’s carbon emissions went up by 7%, the highest percentage increase ever recorded, as the U.S. produced more than 4.9 billion metric tons of energy-related carbon dioxide in 2021, representing a 325 million metric ton increase from 2020, according to an EIA report...Following the coronavirus outbreak, carbon emissions produced by energy consumption fell by 547 million metric tons or 11% in 2020 compared to 2019 levels. The bulk (56%) of the rise in energy consumption came from the transportation industry which was heavily impacted by the coronavirus pandemic and the subsequent economic recovery.
Total emissions in 2021 remained 243 million metric tons lower than they were in 2019 and 1.11 billion metric tons lower than 2007’s peak levels, the EIA found.
Milloy: “Where do coal industry investors, employees and communities go to recoup their losses caused by illegal government activity?” Although today’s Court holding is technically limited to vaporizing the Clean Power Plan, it’s hard to see how any EPA regulation of greenhouse gases is legal since Congress never authorized such regulation. Will the Biden EPA care? Not likely. ...One thing is for sure. The EPA is essentially a gangster agency, scheming and thuggish in pursuit of its political goals.