Although CO2 emissions rose worldwide by 1.6 percent, the U.S. cut its emissions by 0.5 percent, dropping its energy use emissions to the lowest number since 1992.
Since 2005, the U.S.’s energy-related CO2 emissions dropped 861 million metric tons, or 14 percent.
In contrast, global emissions rose by 21 percent over the same time period.
In 2017, European emissions rose 2.5 percent, China’s rose 1.6 percent, and India’s rose 4.4 percent.
The EIA expects coal emissions to increase by 0.6 percent in 2018 and 2019, oil emissions to increase by 1.6 percent in 2018 before declining 0.2 percent in 2019, and natural gas emissions to increase by 0.6 percent in 2018 and flatline in 2019.