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Monday, July 2, 2018

Engineering lower CO2 emissions

Where to begin.

It seems to a good idea to start with investigating what are the activities with the biggest CO2 emission.
Fortunately the Dutch government already did so.
If we look at the two biggest sources the solution looks simple: Stop making electricity and plant trees or stop sawing them.
Obviously stop making electricity should be, stop making electricity from carbon sources. So at a first glance it looks smart to make electricity from wind and sun. But also new forms of nuclear are valid area's to put efforts in. Investigating what balance can be achieved in the wind; sun; nuclear mix looks to be sensible.
The question is however what portion of the growth is caused by population growth? The next question is what is the individual CO2 emission profile trend in history and what is its correlation with individual wealth? These questions seem to be relevant for both electricity production and deforestation.

Step two

Find answers on:
  1. What balance in the wind; sun; nuclear mix is most sensible?
  2. What portion of the growth is caused by population growth?
  3. What is the individual CO2 emission profile trend in history?
  4. What is its correlation between individual wealth, CO2 emission and deforestation?

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