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CO2 Emissions At 20-Year Low

Feds say more power plants using natural gas

August 17, 2012
dsp By KEVIN BEGOS Associated Press Writer , The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

PITTSBURGH - In a surprising turnaround, the amount of carbon dioxide being released into the atmosphere in the U.S. has fallen dramatically to its lowest level in 20 years, and government officials say the biggest reason is that cheap and plentiful natural gas has led many power plant operators to switch from dirtier-burning coal.

 
 

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