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US energy revolution hits historic milepost

The shifting US energy mix isn't just interesting trivia - it's a report card the rest of the world is scrutinising to see if the globe's  economic leader is setting an example to follow.

New York

THE United States passed another historic marker in its energy revolution this year. In February, US transportation emitted more carbon dioxide than the fossil-fuel-heavy power sector for the first time since 1978. Overall, the US has seen a 25 per cent drop in carbon-dioxide...