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Natural gas usage up, carbon emissions way down

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The Wall Street Journal reports this morning that carbon emissions in the US have fallen 12 percent since 2005, a sharp drop that has many energy policy experts surprised. The reason? The replacement of coal-fired electricity with power gained from natural gas. While natural gas is carbon-based too, it is much cleaner-burning: Last year, 30% of power in the U.S. came from burning...

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