U.S. Carbon Emissions Drop 7%

In the most significant decrease since 1949, carbon emissions in the U.S. fell 7% in 2009. Sadly, part of the falloff is the result of the economic crisis.

On the upside, sustainable energy initiatives are actually working.

From Fast Company: "One of the biggest factors in the CO2 drop: a 4.3% drop in the carbon intensity of the energy sector due to increased use of renewables and natural gas production efficiency improvements."

Full Story: Good News of the Day: U.S. Carbon Emissions Dropped 7% in 2009

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