Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Greenhouse gas emissions

April 12, 2016 | By Keith Martin in Washington, DC

Greenhouse gas emissions remained flat globally for the second year in a row in 2015, according to the International Energy Agency. Emissions are decoupling from economic growth. They remained flat during a period when the global economy grew 3%. Renewables accounted for around 90% of new electricity generation worldwide in 2015.

The United States saw its greenhouse gas emissions drop by 2% in 2015.