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Emissions from U.S. Industrial Facilities Fell Nearly 5% in 2019

  • Steel mills, power plants chart decline in greenhouse gases
  • Drop propelled by shift away from coal-fired power plants

Greenhouse gas emissions from U.S. power plants, manufacturing sites and other large facilities declined nearly 5% from 2018 to 2019, according to data released Monday.

The drop is consistent with a decade-long downward trend in greenhouse gas releases from large stationary sources, partly propelled by the power sector’s ongoing shift away from coal to renewable sources and cleaner-burning natural gas.