Emissions by the TON
Apr 25, 2017
Vehicles and power plants powered by Fossil Fuels all make emissions. Lots of it. How long will we keep doing that?
The USA makes a lot of pollution. We just dropped to 2nd place to China in 2008.
How long can we keep doing this?
Don’t we use the scientific facts? See notes below.
Most electric vehicles charge at night Off Peak when there is excess energy in the GRID that can’t be turned down. Over 50% of the Electric vehicle owners in Arizona have Solar PV on their homes.
So far only Tesla makes clean cars , solar panels, batteries and does it in a Renewable Powered GigaFactory. How long will it be until another companies can say the same. FORD and Chevy still make more polluting cars and trucks than clean ones.
The largest source of greenhouse gas emissions from human activities in the United States is from burning fossil fuels for electricity, heat, and transportation. EPA tracks total U.S. emissions by publishing the Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissionsand Sinks.Apr 14, 2017
Sources of Greenhouse Gas Emissions | Greenhouse Gas (GHG ...
Based on CO2 emission estimates from fossil-fuel use and cement production for 2008, the United States ranks as the world's second largest national source of fossil fuel-related CO2 emissions behind China with emissions of 1.55 billion metric tons of carbon. Emissions in 2008 decreased 2.7% from the 2007 level. The U.S. has emitted over 90 billion metric tons of carbon since 1800 from fossil-fuel consumption and cement production. U.S. fossil-fuel emissions have doubled since the 1950s but the U.S. share of global emissions has declined from 44% to 19% over the same interval because of higher growth rates in other countries. Gone are the effects of the oil price shocks in the late 1970s, which had a major impact on U.S. emissions during the early 1980s. Per capita values near 5.0 metric tons of carbon per person (4.90 in 2008) are the highest of the industrialized world. In 2008, 40% of U.S. fossil-fuel emissions come from the consumption of petroleum products. The United States was completely reliant on coal until after the Industrial Revolution and now coal usage accounts for approximately 37% of U.S. fossil-fuel CO2 emissions.
Emission estimates for the United States from 1950 to 2008 include emissions from American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Wake Island. Until recently, U.S. energy statistics did not include energy activities in these territories and thus users will find historical emission time series for these entities in the database (e.g., Wake Island 1950-2002).
Estimates of Monthly CO2 Emissions and Associated 13C/12C Values from Fossil-Fuel Consumption in the U.S.A. _______
_________________________________ CITE AS: Boden, T.A., G. Marland, and R.J. Andres. 2011. Global, Regional, and National Fossil-Fuel CO2 Emissions. Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, U.S. Department of Energy, Oak Ridge, Tenn., U.S.A. doi 10.3334/CDIAC/00001_V2011
1 Gallon of Gas is 6 lbs yet makes 20 lbs of pollution. The Odds will kill us.
< http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/explainer/2006/11/how_gasoline_becomes_co2.html Last week, Slate published the first installment of the "Green Challenge," a program that helps participants reduce the amount of carbon dioxide they put into the atmosphere. We started by asking people to think about the effects their cars have on the environment: "For each gallon of gas your car burns, it releases about 19 pounds of carbon dioxide." Explainer readers wondered about this statistic: If a gallon of gasoline weighs about 6 pounds, how can it produce three times that much greenhouse gas?
The carbon from the gasoline mixes with oxygen from the air. Gasoline consists mostly of hydrocarbons—chains of carbon encircled by atoms of hydrogen. When the hydrocarbons burn, they break apart and recombine with the air. This reaction produces heat, as well as two chemical byproducts: water and carbon dioxide.
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