Increase in carbon dioxide emissions follows strong economic growth

The 2000 growth rate of 2.7 percent was the highest since 1996, when it was 3.6 percent. The large growth in energy-related carbon dioxide emissions in 2000 can be attributed to a return to more normal weather, decreased hydroelectric power generation that was replaced by fossil-fuel power generation, and strong economic growth, which at 5.0 percent represents the highest annual growth rate experienced during the 1992 – 2000 economic expansion.

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