The USA have recorded an analysis by the Rhodium Group estimated that in 2018, the biggest increase in eight years, the emissions of carbon dioxide. The emissions rose by 3.4 percent, according to the scientists, the second-largest increase since more than two decades.

The experts see the development, especially in the booming US economy is justified. In 2018 a large number of coal-fired power plants had been shut down, however, the CO2 increased emissions from the energy sector considerably. In addition, the U.S. industry blew up in the face of higher production significantly more climate gases into the air.

Largest U.S. source of emissions for the third year was a result of the transport sector. Although the car exhaust fell, planes and Trucks increased due to the thriving economy.