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    ... From: janson2997 To: fuelcell-energy@yahoogroups.com Date: Fri, 02 Jul 2004 19:31:25 -0000 Subject: [fuelcell-energy] U.S.
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      U.S. energy-related carbon dioxide emissions rise

      Friday, July 02, 2004
      By Tom Doggett, Reuters

      WASHINGTON � A colder winter in 2003 helped boost the amount of U.S.
      energy-related carbon dioxide emissions spewed last year by 0.9
      percent to 5,788 million metric tons, the government said on

      Broken down by fuel type, petroleum accounted for the largest share
      the emissions at 2,500 million metric tons, followed by coal at 2,166
      million tons, and natural gas at 1,169 million tons, according to the
      U.S. Energy Information Administration.

      The Energy Department's analytical arm said colder weather last year
      meant more fuel was used for home heating, increasing emissions. In
      addition, high natural gas prices in 2003 caused industries to switch
      to cheaper fuel such as coal and petroleum that produce more
      emissions per unit, the agency said.

      Energy-related carbon dioxide emissions account for 82 percent of all
      U.S. greenhouse gas emissions that many scientists believe cause
      global warming.

      The energy sector produced less carbon dioxide emissions last year
      than 2000, having fallen in 2001 by 1.8 percent and grown by 0.8
      percent in 2002, EIA said.

      Residential-based carbon dioxide emissions grew by 2.5 percent in
      2003 as more houses were built, and emissions from the commercial
      sector grew 1.3 percent as the economy improved.

      For the industrial sector, energy-related carbon dioxide emissions
      were unchanged, as industrial output grew by only 0.2 percent last

      Emissions in the transportation sector increased 0.5 percent. While
      gasoline demand was up 1 percent, a 35 percent jump in the use of
      ethanol � a corn-based fuel additive � helped to moderate direct
      emissions, EIA said.

      The electric power sector saw a 0.2 percent decline in power
      generation but a 2 percent rise in emissions as plants switched their
      fuel from expensive natural gas to coal, which emits more carbon

      Source: Reuters



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