New IEA Data Shows That — Thanks to Shale Gas — U.S. Continues to Lead World in GHG Reductions

By Amber Glenn New International Agency Agency (IEA) data released today further confirms that U.S. shale gas development is spearheading global efforts to reduce carbon emissions. The IEA reports that global CO2 remained flat for the third year in a row in 2016 at the same time the global economy grew 3.1 percent, “signaling a continuing decoupling of emissions and economic activity,” according to an IEA press release.
Most notably, the IEA reports that,
“The biggest drop came from the United States, where carbon dioxide emissions fell 3%, or 160 million tonnes, while the economy grew by 1.6%. The decline was driven by a surge

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