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The US reduced its carbon footprint more than any other nation, new report shows

The United States is leading the world in reducing its carbon footprint, as its carbon dioxide emissions decreased more than any other nation in 2017, according to a recent report by BP Global.
Although CO2 emissions rose worldwide by 1.6 percent, the U.S. cut its emissions by 0.5 percent, dropping its energy use emissions to the lowest number since 1992.
Free market efficiency
The numbers indicate that the free market could be much more effective in reducing emissions than heavy regulations. From Real Clear Energy:
In fact, the U.S. has slashed CO2 emissions much faster than our European allies that adopted the Kyoto Protocol to reduce emissions in 1997. Preferring markets over incessant regulation, non-signatory U.S. has been reducing emissions faster than any other nation on Earth. All the while, our economy has boomed nearly 60 percent to $18 trillion (real 2010 $).
Investor’s Business Daily explained that efficiency is the key to reducing emissions,

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