Sunday, September 13, 2009

some thoughts on environment and an energy leaner way of life

a) The French president announces plans for CO2 tax of 17 euros per tonne of emitted CO2 environment

b) US cap and trade legislative proposals

c) More than 50% of electricity in the USA is provided by coal!!!!

d) Philosophy: What are the total per unit carbon footprints (manufacturing + transportation) of various global products we buy at our local store?

e) a) CO2 b) nuclear or c) solar and wind AND an energy leaner way of life? Strategic trilemma for humanity and each human.

f) Could regionalisation of the trade of goods (as opposed to globalisation) reduce CO2 emissions - carbon footprint per unit of good sold?

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