Carbon emissions from the power sector at lowest level since 1988

The electric power sector emitted 128 million metric tons of carbon dioxide (MMmt CO2) in April 2015, according to information from the Energy Information Administration (EIA). This level of emissions is the lowest for any month since April 1988.

In any year, April is typically the month with the lowest carbon dioxide emissions from the electric power sector, mainly because of mild weather. In April 2015, electricity generated from both coal and natural gas fell from thei...

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