US greenhouse gas emissions fell by nearly 3% last year as natural gas and renewables continued to expand their share of the country’s power mix, market researcher BloombergNEF and The Business Council for Sustainable Energy said in a February 13 report. Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now Natural gas-burning power plants produced 38% of the country’s electricity in 2019, up from 36% a year earlier, while power generation from renewables, including hydropower, ticked up by a percentage point to 18%, according to the groups’ 2020 Sustainable Energy in America Factbook. With coal’s share falling and nuclear’s edging up slightly, natural gas and zero-carbon energy sources accounted for about three-quarters of the US power mix in 2019, compared to […]