April 10, 2017–Perry Lindstrom reports in the U.S. Energy Information Administration publication “TODAY IN ENERGY”: that U.S. energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in 2016 totaled 5,170 million metric tons (MMmt), 1.7% below their 2015 levels, after dropping 2.7% between 2014 and 2015. These recent decreases are consistent with a decade-long trend, with energy-related CO2 emissions 14% below the 2005 level in 2016.

graph of U.S. carbon dioxide emissions by fuel, as explained in the article text

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Monthly Energy Review

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