U.S. energy intensity has declined by 13% since 2005

The Energy Information Administration (EIA) released annual statistics about carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in the United States today. CO2 emissions in the U.S. increased for a second year in a row, but at a lower rate compared to GDP than in the past.

CO2 emissions remain the largest component of overall U.S. greenhouse gas emissions. President Obama set a goal of reducing these emissions by 17% below 2005 levels by 2025. In 2013, emissions and GDP grew at similar rates (2.5% and 2....


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