Recession puts U.S. halfway towards short-term greenhouse gas emissions goals

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From Reuters (Timothy Gardner) via The Scientific American:

The recession has slashed U.S. output of planet warming gases and puts the country on track to reach President Barack Obama’s short-term emissions goal, but cutting the pollution further will take more effort as the economy recovers.

“Losing weight by starving is different than shedding pounds through exercise,” said Kevin Book, an analyst at ClearView Energy Partners, LLC.

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