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EIA: CO2 emissions from energy sources dropped in 2020

US energy-related CO2 emissions by end-use sector fell by 11% in 2020, the first decline since 2012, driven in large part by the coronavirus pandemic's economic and social shutdowns, according to the Energy Information Administration. Energy-related CO2 emissions plunged by 15% and 12% in the transportation and commercial sectors, respectively, and by 8% and 6% in the industrial and residential sectors, respectively, the EIA reported.

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