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U.S. greenhouse gas emissions drop by 10% in 2020 as coronavirus slows economy

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U.S. greenhouse gas emissions fell 10.3% in 2020, the largest drop in emissions in the post-World War II era, as the coronavirus crippled the economy, according to a report released Tuesday, January 12, 2020 by the Rhodium Group. A deserted road in the US at the peak of the pandemic The economic fallout from the uncontrolled spread of COVID-19 – ...

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Report says most developed countries on track to meet their 2020 emission reduction targets

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A new report released by UN Climate Change reveals that, between 1990 and 2018, the greenhouse gas emissions of developed countries decreased by 13%, with emissions falling by just 3.4 % between 2010 and 2018. Wind, solar and other renewable energy sources added 138GW to global power capacity in 2016, up 8% from the 127.5GW added in 2015. Photo credit: ...

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Report underlines potential to cut greenhouse gas emission

A new report packed with best practice climate policies from across the world reveals a wealth of existing opportunities to immediately scale up reductions in greenhouse gas emissions while powering up ambition to keep the global average temperature rise below 2 degrees Celsius. “Climate Action Now – A Summary for Policymakers 2015” http://climateaction2020.unfccc.int/spm/introduction/ underlines how nations can deploy a wide range of ...

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