America’s Carbon Cliff: Dissecting the decline in US carbon emissions
Energy related carbon emissions in the United States declined by 12% between 2005 and 2012, back to a level not seen since 1994.
Per capita emissions fell 17% over the same period to their lowest level in 50 years.
This decline in emissions occurred across the US economy.
Shades of Green: Electric car’ carbon emissions around the globe
The carbon emissions of grid powered electric cars in countries with coal based generation are no different to average petrol vehicles, while in countries with low carbon electricity they are less than half those of modern hybrids.
The scale of this variation implies that the climate benefits of going electric are not evenly shared around the globe.