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Will Decline in Greenhouse Gas Emissions Survive Trump Presidency?

Feb. 17, 2017, 11:01 AM

Renewable-energy investments are on the rise as greenhouse gas emissions go down and the economy grows. And there’s not much the Trump administration can do to derail that, energy experts said.

Emissions declined by more than 2 percent in 2015, according to the Environmental Protection Agency’s draft greenhouse gas emissions inventory. They’re down by almost 5 percent from 2010, while the post-recession economy has expanded by more than 10 percent during that time.

The EPA data show that the decoupling of greenhouse gas emissions from...

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