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Reducing Methane Emissions

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A new WRI study finds that there are many win-win opportunities for the United States to reduce emissions and save money for consumers and businesses. Our blog series, Lower Emissions, Brighter Economy, evaluates these opportunities across five key areas—power generation, electricity consumption, passenger vehicles, natural gas systems and hydrofluorocarbons (coming soon) —which together represent 55 percent of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions.


While a shift in electric generation to natural gas from coal has played a significant role in recent reductions in U.S. carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, more will need to be done for the U.S. to meet its goal of reducing GHG emissions by 17 percent below 2005 levels by 2020. A related WRI

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