Figures show rise in US greenhouse gas emissions

Total US greenhouse gas emissions rose 10.3 percent in 1996 from 1990 baseline levels, according to a USEPA inventory of US emissions.

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Emissions of CO2 from fossil fuel combustion grew by 9 percent (118.9 MMTCE) over the seven year period and were responsible for over two-thirds of the increase in national emissions. The largest annual increase in emissions from this source was also registered in 1996, when increased fuel consumption drove CO2 emissions up by 3.7 percent.

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