U.S. Power Sector Sees Biggest One-Year Drop in Emissions in More Than Two Decades

U.S. power sector emissions dropped 10 percent between 2019 and 2020, owing to greater energy efficiency, less reliance on coal, and the coronavirus pandemic suppressing demand for electricity, according to a new report. This represents the largest one-year drop since the report — compiled by power companies Entergy and Exelon, Bank of America, and environmental groups Ceres and the Natural Resources Defense Council — first began being published in 1997.

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