The Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration announced August 18 that domestic carbon dioxide emissions related to energy consumption rose 3.9 percent in 2010. The report, Energy-Related Carbon Dioxide Emissions, 2010, found that the increase, the largest percentage and absolute increase since 1988, is primarily due to a modest economic rebound and heightened demand for coal and other energy sources. While total U.S. carbon dioxide emissions are on the upswing, they are still 6 percent below 2005 levels.