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BP: Global Drop in Oil Use in 2020 Drove Down Carbon Emissions
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SUGAR LAND, TEXAS--July 9, 2021--Written by John Egan for Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--The COVID-19 pandemic drove down global energy use 4.5% in 2020, which caused carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions to fall 6.3% during that year, according to BP's 70th annual Statistical Review of World Energy, released July 8. The declines in energy use and CO2 emissions were both records for the post-World War 2 period. The national lockdowns sharply cut into transportation fuel use in 2020, and BP said about 75% of the reductions in energy use and CO2 emissions came from reduced use of hydrocarbon-based transportation fuels.
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