TITLE

The CO2 Problem

AUTHOR(S)
Sheahen, Thomas P.
PUB. DATE
December 1997
SOURCE
National Review;12/8/1997, Vol. 49 Issue 23, p31
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article discusses electricity production through the burning of fossil fuels as being the primary cause of carbon dioxide emission in 1997. In the U.S., the average American uses almost 31 kilowatt-hours per day or 1.3 kilowatts continuously. The per-capita average ranges from 0.6 to 0.8 kilowatts in other fully modern countries. In China, since only about 162 gigawatts of capacity is currently in place, it will need to build more than five hundred new major coal-burning power plants over the next forty years. These generators will produce a lot of carbon dioxide that will enter the atmosphere. It is the same story with India, Mexico and many other countries.
ACCESSION #
18888603

 

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