20 Mar '17, 1pm

Carbon emissions from making electricity could vanish by 2060: study

Stephen Edelstein Mar 20, 2017 Coal-fired Nanticoke Generating Station, Ontario, Canada, now being converted to 44-MW solar farm Enlarge Photo One of the major sources of carbon emissions is electricity generation. It's an issue that is becoming increasingly important in the automotive sphere, due to the slow rise of plug-in electric cars. So what would it take to eliminate carbon emissions entirely from making electricity? DON'T MISS: Bipartisan governors' group urges Trump to back solar, wind power The answer is both efficiency improvements, and a shift of the generating mix into renewable energy, according to a new study. Carbon emissions from electricity generation could be reduced 70 percent by 2050, and eliminated entirely by 2060, according to a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). That cut is necessary to prevent global temperatures from...

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