Industry, autos send emissions to 8-year high, negating help from cheap natural gas

“Instead, the increase can be largely tied to vehicles, as well as building and industrial emissions” writes Rachel Koning Beals for The 2018 increase marks the second largest annual gain in more than two decades — surpassed only by 2010 when the economy emerged from the Great Recession.The emissions jump is based on preliminary data out Tuesday from Rhodium Group, a consultancy whose report precedes official EPA figures expected later in 2019.Rhodium used government data for the first three quarters of 2018 combined with more recent industry data.

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