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U.S. energy-related CO2 emissions up 1% in 2014 as buildings, transport energy use rises November 24, 2015

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Energy-related carbon dioxide emissions decreased in nearly every state from 2005 to 2013 November 23, 2015

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United States and China advance policies to limit CO2 emissions November 18, 2015

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Vehicle standards around the world aim to improve fuel economy and reduce emissions October 30, 2015

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Coal production using mountaintop removal mining decreases by 62% since 2008 July 7, 2015

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EIA celebrates 20 years on the Internet June 30, 2015

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Marine Fuel Choice For Ocean Going Vessels Within Emission Control Areas June 11, 2015

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Efficiency moderates effects of higher electricity prices under proposed Clean Power Plan June 11, 2015

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Proposed Clean Power Plan rule would reduce coal production, especially in the West June 10, 2015

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Under the proposed Clean Power Plan, natural gas, then renewables, gain generation share May 27, 2015

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Proposed Clean Power Plan rule cuts power sector CO2 emissions to lowest level since 1980s May 26, 2015

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EIA's Annual Energy Outlook will be released later today April 14, 2015


Large reduction in distillate fuel sulfur content has only minor effect on energy content February 24, 2015

EPA (Environmental Protection Agency)dailydieseldistillate fueloil/petroleum

Lower electricity-related CO2 emissions reflect lower carbon intensity and electricity use October 23, 2014

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Weather-driven energy intensity increase led to higher energy-related emissions in 2013 October 22, 2014

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U.S. Energy-Related Carbon Dioxide Emissions October 21, 2014

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European nations are increasing electricity generation using no-carbon sources September 22, 2014


Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative auction prices continue to rise September 18, 2014

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Power sector CO2 emissions sensitive to policy changes and natural gas supply June 9, 2014

AEO (Annual Energy Outlook)AEO2014CO2 (carbon dioxide)dailyelectric generationelectricity generating fuel mixemissionsforecasts/projectionsnatural gas

Recent trends in energy-related CO2 emissions vary across regions and states June 3, 2014

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U.S. ethanol imports from Brazil down in 2013 May 5, 2014

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Projected CO2 emissions vary with coal and nuclear power plant retirements April 28, 2014

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Light-duty vehicle energy demand: demographics and travel behavior April 16, 2014

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Planned coal-fired power plant retirements continue to increase March 20, 2014

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Increase in wood as main source of household heating most notable in the Northeast March 17, 2014

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Many newer power plants have cooling systems that reuse water February 11, 2014

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Lower emissions cap for Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative takes effect in 2014 February 3, 2014

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EPA proposes 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard, with EIA to provide input to the final rule November 21, 2013

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EPA finalizes Renewable Fuel Standard for 2013; additional adjustments expected in 2014 August 14, 2013

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What caused the run-up in ethanol RIN prices during early 2013? June 13, 2013

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