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Projections for electricity emissions underestimated the pace of power transition

Ben Geman of Axios reports that the United States has slashed electricity emissions at a pace that is faster than experts originally anticipated 15 years ago.

The C3 Take
  • A report from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has found that the United States has reduced emissions at a faster pace than originally projected in 2005.
  • America’s emissions reductions are largely due to market forces and the switch from coal to natural gas.
  • If we want to continue this trend of emissions reductions we should look to the free market and private sector, not government mandates.

“A new study explores how the U.S. power sector evolved on a much lower carbon path than analysts were projecting about 15 years ago.”

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