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U.S. Carbon Output to Rise 3% This Year, EIA Says

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Dec. 7 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. carbon dioxide emissions from energy use will climb 3 percent this year, according to a forecast by the Energy Information Administration.

Next year, carbon dioxide output from oil, coal and natural gas consumption should be “virtually unchanged” from the 2010 level, the EIA said today in its December Short-Term Energy Outlook.

Carbon dioxide emissions this year from coal and natural gas are rising “as a result of increased usage of both fuels for electricity generation and higher consumption of natural gas in the industrial sector,” the EIA said.

Power-plant emissions are expected to fall in 2011, which should offset the pollution from increased use of gasoline, diesel and jet fuel for transportation, the agency said.

The EIA predicted U.S. gross domestic product will rise by 2.7 percent this year, up from last month’s projection of 2.6 percent. Its estimate for 2011 U.S. economic growth is 2.1 percent, down from last month’s outlook of 2.2 percent.

To contact the reporter on this story: Simon Lomax in Washington at slomax@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Dan Stets at dstets@bloomberg.net

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