May 31, 2017 / 4:59 PM / 7 months ago

FACTBOX-U.S. carbon emissions seen declining over next decade

    May 31 (Reuters) - President Donald Trump will follow through on a campaign
pledge to pull the United States out of a global pact to fight climate change, a
source briefed on the decision told Reuters on Wednesday.
    U.S. carbon emissions fell last year to a 24-year-low and are expected to
continue declining over the next decade as power companies keep shutting old
coal plants to generate more electricity from natural gas and renewables.

    The U.S. Energy Information Administration projected total carbon dioxide
(CO2) emissions from energy consumption fell to 5,171 million metric tons in
2016, their lowest since 1992.
    Total carbon emissions from energy consumption peaked around 6,000 million
metric tons in 2007. Here is the federal data on U.S. emissions:  
    
 Carbon Dioxide Emissions From Energy Consumption By Sector
 In million metric tons                                 
 Year      Transport     Electric      Other*        Total
 1973            1,315       1,286       2,134        4,735 
 1974            1,281       1,251       2,043        4,575 
 1975            1,292       1,244       1,904        4,439 
 1976            1,354       1,351       2,002        4,707 
 1977            1,406       1,442       1,998        4,847 
 1978            1,464       1,448       1,986        4,897 
 1979            1,454       1,505       2,006        4,966 
 1980            1,400       1,544       1,828        4,771 
 1981            1,385       1,551       1,709        4,646 
 1982            1,354       1,481       1,570        4,405 
 1983            1,359       1,521       1,497        4,377 
 1984            1,390       1,588       1,636        4,614 
 1985            1,421       1,619       1,560        4,600 
 1986            1,472       1,613       1,522        4,608 
 1987            1,519       1,680       1,567        4,766 
 1988            1,579       1,758       1,648        4,984 
 1989            1,591       1,826       1,653        5,070 
 1990            1,588       1,831       1,620        5,039 
 1991            1,568       1,830       1,595        4,993 
 1992            1,592       1,843       1,652        5,087 
 1993            1,607       1,919       1,658        5,185 
 1994            1,647       1,944       1,670        5,261 
 1995            1,681       1,960       1,681        5,323 
 1996            1,725       2,033       1,751        5,510 
 1997            1,744       2,101       1,738        5,584 
 1998            1,782       2,192       1,662        5,635 
 1999            1,828       2,204       1,655        5,688 
 2000            1,873       2,310       1,685        5,868 
 2001            1,852       2,273       1,637        5,761 
 2002            1,892       2,288       1,624        5,804 
 2003            1,892       2,319       1,642        5,853 
 2004            1,959       2,350       1,661        5,970 
 2005            1,986       2,416       1,592        5,993 
 2006            2,014       2,358       1,538        5,910 
 2007            2,021       2,425       1,555        6,000 
 2008            1,898       2,373       1,538        5,809 
 2009            1,832       2,158       1,396        5,386 
 2010            1,849       2,270       1,463        5,582 
 2011            1,818       2,170       1,457        5,445 
 2012            1,780       2,034       1,417        5,232 
 2013            1,807       2,050       1,504        5,360 
 2014            1,825       2,050       1,531        5,406 
 2015            1,849       1,913       1,498        5,259 
 2016            1,883       1,821       1,467        5,171 
 2017**          1,865       1,787       1,531        5,183 
 2018            1,877       1,785       1,560        5,222 
 2019            1,879       1,820       1,573        5,272 
 2020            1,872       1,820       1,580        5,272 
 2021            1,866       1,776       1,588        5,230 
 2022            1,854       1,715       1,601        5,170 
 2023            1,838       1,692       1,611        5,141 
 2024            1,818       1,677       1,615        5,110 
 2025            1,794       1,659       1,616        5,069 
 2026            1,771       1,633       1,617        5,021 
 2027            1,752       1,606       1,607        4,965 
 2028            1,737       1,582       1,604        4,923 
 2029            1,724       1,560       1,602        4,886 
 2030            1,711       1,537       1,603        4,851 
                                                        
   *Other includes commercial, residential and industrial CO2
 emissions
   ** Forecasts
    

    
 (Reporting by Scott DiSavino)
  

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