Emissions

In 2016, The Us Greenhouse Gas Emissions Fell By 2% According To EPA

The climate is changing and that is hard truth and a fact. You just say that the climate change is hazardous and detrimental to health, business, and general life, but are you doing anything to stop it?

The industrial sector has a large role in the climate change, as they contribute to greenhouse gas emissions. Recently, the government has started to take action to reduce it. From the past 5 years, the emissions have started to reduce from the industrial sector. The decline is said to have fallen by 2% in 2016 to 2.99 billion tons. The decline is said to have fallen approximately 10 % in the past 5 years. This decline came in the last year of Obama’s presidency that is 2016.

In the year 2016, the drop in emissions was due to a 4.6 % cut from the American power plants. The data states that the reduction was 1.88 billion from 1.97 billion tons in 2015.

The same decreases cannot be said for all as the emissions from the natural gas and the oil sector marked an increase from 233 million tons in 2015 to 283 million tons in 2016. This includes all the gasoline pipes and the systems.

The EPA has a compulsory greenhouse gas reporting program which has required all the industrial companies that emit over 250 000 tons of carbon dioxide per year to report about their emission to the agency.

However, president Trump has put a ban on all activities initiated by Obama to stop the emission from the industrial sector, stating that it was proving too costly for the US. The industrial companies have no limits on them now of the emissions. Due to this the EPA has removed many pages from their files concerning the climate change and the greenhouse emissions, but have retained the reporting page as it is required by Congress. The last report was submitted on 31st March 2016 by 7631 companies from the industrial sector.