United States climate action report 2014

The U.S. Biennial Report, as part of the 2014 U.S. Climate Action Report, outlines how U.S. action on climate change puts the United States on a path to reach the ambitious but achievable goal of reducing U.S. greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the range of 17 percent below 2005 levels by 2020. During 2009-2011, average U.S. GHG emissions fell to the lowest level for any three-year period since 1994-1996, due to contributions from both economic factors and government policies. The United States has made significant efforts over the past five years, and our progress can be attributed in part to these efforts, including stringent, long-term standards for vehicle GHG emissions and efficiency, increased building and appliance efficiency, and doubling electricity generation from wind and solar.

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