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US group claims a fall in greenhouse gasses for 2019 – a big maybe

A report out last week from US Rhodium Group, which claims to be an independent research provider, said that US Greenhouse gasses (GHG) for 2019 fell by 2.1%. Overall power sector emissions are supposed to have fallen by 10%. That’s not really any good when the previous year it grew by 3.4% and this means that GHGs are still higher than they were in 2017, and that’s assuming the figure is actually correct. Rhodium claims to have calculated that number from freely available data. Further it says that a combination of monthly data from the Energy Information Administration and daily data from Genscape showed that this was at a time when coal fired generation in the US fell by 18%…

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