CO2 Emissions Flat For Third Straight Year, Still Decoupled From Economic Growth, Says IEA
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CleanTechnica 2 months ago
March 20th, 2017 by Joshua S HillThe International Energy Agency has confirmed that global energy-related carbon dioxide emissions remained flat for the third straight year in 2016, even as the global economy grew, confirming the decoupling of economic growth and energy demand. Global emissions from the energy sector reportedly stood at 32.1 gigatonnes in 2016, the same level as it was in 2014 and 2015. Meanwhile, the global economy grew 3.1% in 2016 — compared to 3.4% in 2014 and 3.1% in 2015. Carbon dioxide emissions fell in both China and the United States — the planet’s two largest emitters ...