The Energy Department has reported that U.S. greenhouse gases emissions increased last year by 1.4% after a decline in 2006. The report released last month said carbon dioxide pollution from burning of fossil fuels rose by 1.3% in 2007. The report attributed the increase to colder winter weather and a warmer summer that required more fuel burning for heating and electricity to run air conditioners. Greenhouse gas emissions have increased an average of just under 1% a year since 1990. A decline in emissions in 2006 also was attributed to weather that reduced the demand for heating and cooling that year.
Source: Associated Press
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