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Green growth coming from an unlikely source


October 10, 2019

Environmentalists just got some great news.

America’s power plants will emit 2.3% less carbon dioxide this year compared to 2018. Even better, emissions will continue falling next year, according to a new report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

This progress isn’t the result of new environmental protections or alternative-energy breakthroughs. The credit actually belongs to natural gas firms.

These companies have harvested such massive quantities of the cheap, relatively clean-burning fuel that power plants have transitioned away from energy sources with higher emissions...

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