The U.S. was the world leader in CO2 reduction in 2019

by Daniel Payne · Feb 13th, 2020 3:42 pm

Last Updated Feb 13th, 2020 at 6:23 pm

The United States led the world in CO2 reductions during 2019, a feat it managed to pull off while still experiencing solid economic growth, according to a new report.

The International Energy Agency reported that emissions fell 2.9 percent during the year to 4.8 gigatons. The agency said that total American emissions are down "almost one gigaton from their peak in the year 2000."

This comes as U.S. economic prospects are looking better than they have in years. Domestic stock markets have regularly posted record highs in recent months, while job creation rates have also been higher than expert forecasts.

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