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COAL WILL DESTROY US ALL!

Posted By Jill Fehrenbacher On September 7, 2007 @ 1:00 pm In Air quality,global warming,New York City,Renewable Energy | 49 Comments

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A warning from Architecture2030.org…. [2]

Think You’re Making a Difference? Think Again!
There are 151 new conventional coal-fired power plants in various stages of development in the US today.

HOME DEPOT
Home Depot is funding the planting of 300,000 trees in cities across the US to help absorb carbon dioxide
(CO2) emissions… The CO2 emissions from only one medium-sized (500 MW) coal-fired power plant,
in just 10 days of operation, will negate this entire effort.


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WAL-MART
Wal-Mart is investing a half billion dollars to reduce the energy consumption and CO2 emissions of their
existing buildings by 20% over the next seven years. If every Wal-Mart Supercenter met this target…
The CO2 emissions from only one medium-sized coal-fired power plant, in just one month of
operation each year, would negate this entire effort.

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CALIFORNIA

California passed legislation to cut CO2 emissions in new cars by 25% and in SUVs by 18%, starting in 2009.
If every car and SUV sold in California in 2009 met this standard…
The CO2 emissions from only one medium-sized coal-fired power plant, in just eight months of
operation each year, would negate this entire effort.

EVERY HOUSEHOLD
If every household in the US changed a 60-watt incandescent light bulb to a compact fluorescent…
The CO2 emissions from just two medium-sized coal-fired power plants each year would negate this entire effort.

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THERE IS A ‘SILVER BULLET’ FOR SOLVING GLOBAL WARMING…
NO MORE COAL!

Without coal, all the positive efforts underway can make a difference.

Over an 11-year period (1973–1983), the US built approx. 30 billion square feet of new
buildings, added approx. 35 million new vehicles and increased real GDP by one trillion
dollars while decreasing its energy consumption and CO2 emissions.
We don’t need coal, we have what we need: efficient design and proven technologies.

Today, buildings use 76% of all the energy produced at coal plants.

By implementing The 2030 Challenge* [2]to reduce building energy use by a minimum of 50%,
we negate the need for new coal plants.

* Issued by:  2030, Inc./Architecture 2030 • The 2030 Research Center • www.architecture2030.org [2]

Architecture2030.org [3] is taking their message to the readers of the New Yorker Magazine with a full page ad in the September 10th issue. Above is the ad as circulated via the architecture 2030 newsletter.

Architecture 2030 logo [2]


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[3] Architecture2030.org: http://www.inhabitat.com/2007/01/29/interview-ed-mazria-from-architecture-2030/

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