Dec. 21, 2007: U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions Dropped 1.5 Percent in 2006
While U.S. greenhouse gas emissions dropped in 2006, the economy actually grew by 2.9 percent. That, in turn, caused greenhouse gas intensity - the amount of greenhouse gases emitted per unit of gross domestic product - to decrease by 4.2 percent, a fact that caught the attention of President Bush. Greenhouse gas intensity is now 625 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent per million 2000 constant dollars of GDP, while President Bush has set a goal to reach 553.7 metric tons by 2012. “This puts us well ahead of the goal,” said the president.
Publication date: 12/17/2007