In its Short-Term Energy Outlook, the DOE’s Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported that U.S. energy-related CO2 emissions totaled 2,530 million metric tons in the first six months of 2016, the lowest level for the first six months of the year since 1991. The agency projects that energy-related CO2 emissions will fall to 5,179 million metric tons in 2016, the lowest annual level since 1992.
— Utility Dive
Is a policy analyst for TCAP, a coalition of cities and other political subdivisions that purchase electricity in the deregulated market for their own governmental use. Because high energy costs can impact municipal budgets and the ability to fund essential services, TCAP, as part of its mission, actively promotes affordable energy policies. High energy prices also place a burden on local businesses and home consumers.