Automobiles, trains, planes the top carbon polluters
Automobiles, trains, planes the top carbon polluters :- According to a government analysis, the Automobile sector in the United States is likely to surpass the electricity sector in the year 2016 as the biggest source of carbon dioxide emission.
Earlier in US
In 2008, the widespread decline in energy use was caused by the global financial crisis. In the United States, that coincided with the early stages of a large-scale shift away from the coal towards the clean burning of natural gas as a way to generate electricity.
As a result, the carbon dioxide emissions from the electricity sector has continued to decline from their 2007 high, even after the economy which has resumed growing.
As John DeCicco says
The trend set-up for the transportation sector is much less encouraging. Transport emissions have been rising as the economy is rebounding. John DeCicco at the University of Michigan Energy Institute and the author of the study said that the rebound which is seen during the last four years to the straightforward causes which include economic recovery and affordable fuel prices.
The number of sales vehicles has been rising for several years, particularly of trucks and SUV’s, and making people travel more miles.
These trends have important implications on the country’s energy policy. President Barack Obama’s Clean Power Plan will help to ensure that the emissions from generating electricity continue to decrease in the coming years.
There are plenty of alternatives to the coal-fired power plants. As to the transportation sector, gasoline and diesel figures keep dominating the market for decades because the electric cars, an alternative, has been slow to take off. Federal laws which are designed to increase efficiency of fuel and reduce the tailpipe emissions will only serve to balance the increasing travel demand, DeCicco adds.
This in total means that one of the best hopes for fighting the climate change over the upcoming years will be the return of high-priced gases.