Essay 85: U.S. Energy-Related Carbon Dioxide Emissions, 2018 release

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) has released its analysis of 2018 energy-related carbon dioxide emissions. According to the report, U.S. carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from the consumption of fossil fuels were 5,269 million metric tons (MMmt) in 2018, an increase of 2.7% (139 MMmt) from the 2017 level. Despite this increase, energy-related CO2 emissions have declined in 6 of the past 10 years. This analysis is based on data contained in the October 2019 Monthly Energy Review.

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