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When some environmental policy experts suggest that countries should cut emissions by, say, 20 or 30 percent by 2020; the naysayers come out and it becomes easier to believe this is impossible for fear of change or whatever your personal beliefs are. There are methods for drastically reducing emissions, but they come with an economic cost, in the short term, and requires political commitment.
“Having cut out fossil fuel for heating, Kristianstad’s per-capita carbon dioxide emissions are now only about 4.1 tons per person. Compare that to 19.18 in the United States and 4.91 in China, a far less developed country than Sweden.”
Kristianstad is a regular, bustling, and rural city. They are not some “green” project or utopia. As a matter of fact, many cities in Europe are figuring how to make do with using much less fossil fuels for heat.
Why would this be impossible in the United States? It’s not!
- “Using Waste, Swedish City Cuts Its Fossil Fuel Use” and related posts (lloydkahn-ongoing.blogspot.com)
- “Beyond Fossil Fuels ~ Kristianstad’s Conversion” and related posts (maximizingprogress.org)
- Stimulus II the “swindle of the year”; Biogas powers Kristianstad, Sweden (inafutureage.wordpress.com)
- Can I keep warm and be green? (guardian.co.uk)
- Pellet Heat Gaining Traction as Viable Renewable Home Energy (prweb.com)
- Ocean Acidity Alert (planetsave.com)