What are greenhouse gases and how much are emitted by the United States?

Greenhouse gases trap heat from the sun and warm the planet’s surface. Of all U.S. greenhouse gas emissions the majority are related to energy production and consumption; specifically most of those are carbon dioxide (CO) from the burning of fossil fuels. From 1990 to 2013, energy-related carbon dioxide emissions in the United States increased on average by about 0.3% per year. View full post on EIA’s Energy in Brief: What everyone should know about energy

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