U.S. Transportation Now Belches Out More Carbon Than U.S. Electricity (Street Blog USA)

By Angie Schmitt Published, Aug 5, 2016 For the first time in almost four decades, the nation’s tailpipes now spew out more carbon emissions than the nation’s smokestacks. It’s an indication of how slowly the American transportation sector is rising to the challenge of preventing catastrophic climate change. Over the past 12 months, carbon emissions from cars and trucks have exceeded carbon emissions from electric power —…