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Coronavirus To Cut U.S. Emissions 11% In 2020, But It’s No Climate Victory

May 18, 2020

Via: Forbes

The COVID-19 pandemic has had devastating global public health and economic effects, and as shelter-in-place orders reduce energy demand across the United States, the pandemic’s associated climate impacts are coming into view.

Significant uncertainty around economic activity mean few emissions reduction estimates exist, but an Energy Policy Simulator (EPS) analysis of three different gross domestic product outlooks forecasts U.S. emissions could decline as much as 11% in 2020 relative to 2019.

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