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What Innovative Technology Would Have The Most Impact On Mitigating Climate Change In My Country? by City Tech Blogger Devon Paul

Here in New York, we live in a state that is urban, and in accommodation to its vast populous, you find large amounts of motor vehicles which are required for the output needed. As these vehicles are used, they utilize fossil fuels and emit a carbon footprint which we are aware impacts climate change. Burning one gallon of gas creates 20 pounds of carbon dioxide and the average car emits about six tons of carbon dioxide every year. When this figure is related to the number of motor vehicles present, this seems astoundingly bad for the environment. I believe the solution is electric cars. These vehicles are far more environmentally friendly. There is no requirement for fossil fuel which eliminates combustion and thus reducing carbon emissions. Although motor vehicles are not the only source of carbon emissions, it would surely impact the output if their carbon contribution were to be minimized or eliminated.

The percentage of carbon in the atmosphere is a concern. If the emissions are not nullified, then the next plausible action should be Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS). Conveniently the processes used for trapping carbon dioxide produced by burning fossil fuels or any other chemical or biological process is stored in such a way that it is unable to affect the atmosphere. The best way to capture carbon dioxide is at the source and if possible it should be used immediately and locally. Other sources are industrial combustion as the very best way is to burn fuel with oxygen instead of air. The technology can capture up to eighty-five to ninety percent of carbon dioxide released by burning fossil fuels in electricity generation and industrial processes such as cement production. Favorably CCS is a reasonably cost-effective and affordable way to help secure, low carbon energy supplies.

Being situated on the coastline would make it easy to reap rewards from wind power. Solar power may be harder to implement and hydropower can be implemented due to the great water supply in the state and region. These power generation processes leave a much lower carbon footprint as opposed to the alternate processes which include the combustion of fossil fuels. Wherever fossil fuel can be lessened at such a massive scale is easily better for the environment regarding carbon emissions.

Finally, the initiative of sustainability projects namely green buildings, white roofs, organic farming, light emitting diode lighting as well as other implementations. Green buildings can generate their own energy as well as reducing water usage, energy, and natural resource reduction which all in their own way reduce negative impacts on the environment. If every building in urban cities was fitted with solar panels for energy generation, this would inevitably reduce the power consumption by at least twenty percent. With the city’s population, that amount in equivalence to fossil fuels and carbon footprints is a substantial amount.



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  1. I enjoyed reading about your concern about the carbon foot print that the that vehicles have. These vehicles are used endlessly by the thousands and I agree that their carbon footprint is a huge problem for us all. Burniand yes the solution is electric vehicles like you mentioned.

    The percentage of carbon in the atmosphere is a concern and your solutions to these problems by coercing engineers with your language to create renewable energy is a good solution. I agree with you completely on this topic. I like green buildings the most.

  2. it is a fact that overwhelming scientific evidence supports that climate change is the result of extensive carbon emissions from the use of fossil fuels such as oil, gas, and coal. Evidently, carbon capture and sequestration appeared to be one of the leading ways to mitigate this issue. Since electricity generation from fossil fuels and the transportation sector are among the highest carbon dioxide emitters, we put attention and effort to developing better technology oriented towards electric and hydrogen powered vehicles. We must also take drastic measures to stop the use of coal for power generation. Altogether, in order to get substantial results, we should start here in the United States as we encourage China, India and Russia to do the same because coal accounts for 25 percent of electricity generation from power plants.

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