CO2 levels higher than in 2013

According to the latest "Monthly Energy Review" from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), U.S. carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from fossil fuel consumption (i.e., coal, oil, natural gas) have reversed their earlier downward trend and shown marked increases over the past 18 months.

With data through to June 30, 2014, EIA's report reveals that CO2 emissions from fossil fuels for the first half of 2014 to be 2.74% higher than the same period in 2013 and 5.96% higher than the first six months of 2012. Energy-related carbon dioxide emissions, which account for about 98% of total U.S. CO2 emissions, had been declining from 2010 to 2012.»