Energy Dept: US carbon emissions rise by 2 percent in 2013 after years of decline

  • Article by: MATTHEW DALY , Associated Press
  • Updated: January 13, 2014 - 4:20 PM

WASHINGTON — Energy-related carbon dioxide pollution grew by 2 percent last year after declining several years in a row, a government report said Monday. The increase was largely due to a small boost in coal consumption by the electric power industry, according to the study by the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

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