HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » Editorials & Other Articles (Forum) » Economy grows as CO2 emis...

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 08:20 PM

Economy grows as CO2 emissions drop, making mockery of Trump climate policy

https://thinkprogress.org/economy-grows-as-co2-emissions-drop-making-mockery-of-trump-climate-policy-41f4ae8f9196#.ka1s0ys2p


The premise of President Donald Trump’s plan to kill the Environmental Protection Agency’s carbon pollution standards is that restricting CO2 hurts the economy. But Trump’s oft-repeated claim that EPA standards kill jobs is bogus.

“Global energy-related carbon dioxide emissions were flat for a third straight year in 2016 even as the global economy grew,” the International Energy Agency reported Friday, “signaling a continuing decoupling of emissions and economic activity.”

In fact, while CO2 emissions were flat, the global economy grew 3.1 percent.



“Renewables, coal-to-gas switching, and improvements in energy efficiency contributed to stalling emissions growth last year,” the IEA explained. “In 2016, renewables supplied more than half the global electricity demand growth.”

What has been happening in this country is even more remarkable. The IEA noted, “emissions in the United States last year were at their lowest level since 1992, a period during which the economy grew by 80 percent.”
(more)

1 replies, 319 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 1 replies Author Time Post
Reply Economy grows as CO2 emissions drop, making mockery of Trump climate policy (Original post)
Bill USA Monday OP
lagomorph777 Tuesday #1

Response to Bill USA (Original post)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 01:38 AM

1. Even the GOP can't stop reality

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread