Washington, Jan. 10 (EFE) .- Rhodium Group, a US research and analysis firm, released its estimates on Monday that US greenhouse gas emissions will increase by 6.2% in 2021 over the previous year, based on preliminary data.
The New York-based company has compared this increase to its U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) growth estimates of 5.7% last year, so gas emissions would be higher than the economic recovery.
However, the Rhodium Group estimates that greenhouse gas emissions were 20% lower in 2021 than in 2019, before the outbreak of the Govt-19 epidemic, despite an increase last year.
The analysis points to an increase in coal power generation (which increased by 17%) and an increase in road travel, especially for trucks, as the main reasons for the increase in gas emissions.
The company’s estimates represent a setback to the United States government’s objectives in the fight against climate change and put the country at only 17.4% of 2005 emissions, up from 22.2% in 2020.
Since arriving at the White House in early 2021, President Joe Biden has set ambitious climate goals: to reduce US greenhouse gas emissions by 50% by 2030. Emissions in 2035. EFE
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