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The United States is the World’s Largest Producer of Natural Gas and Largest Exporter of Liquified Natural Gas
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The United States is the World’s Largest Producer of Natural Gas and Largest Exporter of Liquified Natural Gas

The United States is central to the natural gas industry worldwide. The country has been the world’s largest producer of natural gas since taking over the title from Russia about a decade ago. In 2020, the U.S. produced roughly 33.5 trillion cubic feet of natural gas, averaging out to 91.5 billion cub feet produced per...

Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine Makes for Difficult Energy System Choices for the United States
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Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine Makes for Difficult Energy System Choices for the United States

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has already profoundly altered the world, with significant implications for the globe’s ability to transition to clean energy and stave off climate change. While countries scramble to meet their energy needs without relying on Russian gas, the United States has been dealt a critical choice: double down on fossil fuel...

United States: Climate Progress Report
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United States: Climate Progress Report

HIGHLIGHTS – Clean Versus Fossil Energy Consumption (Monthly) – Carbon Dioxide Emission from Energy Consumption (Annually) – Wildfire Year-to-Date Statistics (Annually)   Clean vs. fossil energy consumption Source: EIA monthly energy review, Topic 1.3, “Primary energy consumption by source” The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) updates its analysis of U.S. energy trends monthly, including comparisons...

Climate Justice in the United States
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Climate Justice in the United States

HIGHLIGHTS Lack of access to disaster preparedness and relief programs Coastal relocation programs that can either exacerbate risk and create inequalities, or, when done well, reduce communities’ vulnerability Unequal Extreme Heat   NARRATIVE The United States has not traditionally been thought of as being on the frontlines of climate injustice globally, as countries including low-lying...

Climate Mitigation Strategic Priorities for the United States
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Climate Mitigation Strategic Priorities for the United States

Image: Metronome’s clock in Manhattan shows the artists’ interpretation of the amount of time left before the effects of climate change are irreversible. Source: The New York Times.PRIORITIES Speed up the Transition to Clean Energy Decrease Fossil Fuel Production Just Transition of the Workforce Funding Mitigation Efforts NARRATIVE After years of inaction, the United States...

Climate Scorecard Progress Report for the United States of America
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Climate Scorecard Progress Report for the United States of America

This report is in the form of memos from Climate Scorecard Country Managers to Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework to Combat Climate Change (UNFCCC). Below is a description of the progress the country has made made in mitigating greenhouse gas emissions since the Paris Agreement was signed in 2015 and the...

Methodologies for Measuring Emissions in the US are Improving
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Methodologies for Measuring Emissions in the US are Improving

This Post was submitted by Climate Scorecard US Country Manager Nathan Holman   Best Organizational Source: “Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks” published by the US Environmental Protection Agency   Inventory of GHGs The United States’ Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) publishes an annual report on greenhouse gas emissions, called the “Inventory of U.S....

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