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Comparison of the U.S. and Germany

  • The U.S. and Germany illustrate different options available to reduce CO2 emissions
  • A shift in the U.S. has favored natural gas, along with growth in wind and solar 
  • In contrast, Germany targeted greater use of wind and solar while phasing out nuclear
  • As a result, from 2005 to 2015, the CO2 intensity of power generation fell more than 20 percent in the U.S., or more than twice the improvement shown in  Germany, where it fell about 10 percent