U.S. Carbon Emissions Will Fall Just 4 Percent By 2050: EIA

“U.S. carbon emissions are expected to fall just 4 percent by 2050, according to data released Wednesday by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), falling far short of the changes scientists say are necessary to avoid the worst effects of climate change.

Projections from the administration, released in its annual energy outlook, find carbon emissions are likely to decrease through the 2020s before picking up again in the 2030s.

The trend line leaves U.S. carbon emissions almost exactly where they are right now.”

Rebecca Beitsch reports for The Hill January 29, 2020.