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The pandemic brought US emissions to their lowest level in three decades

Emissions reached the lowest level since 1990, when consistent record-keeping on US emissions began. Image: Quartz

Tim McDonnell

Reporter, Quartz

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Greenhouse emissions in the US reached an all-time high in 2006. Image: Quartz
Year-over-year change in emissions by sector
The transportation sector has reduced its emissions by 273 million metric tonnes. Image: Quartz
US electricity generation by source
Coal power has fallen considerably since 2006. Image: Quartz
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