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Clean Energy 2030

Friday, October 24, 2008, 20:24 | Written by Knol Today Editor

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Knol Today is a firm believer of small things that can help the world a more sustainable place to live.

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In concordance to the small steps Knol Today has begun, the Google energy team has launched a proposal that mainly contain the analysis on how we could greatly reduce fossil fuel use by 2030 (the proposal is announced on October 1, 2008.

A knol by Jeffery Greenblatt on clean energy proposal by Google offers the summarised version of the proposal.

Jeffery explained that the proposal will allow significant reduction in energy use, based on Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) current baseline:

  • Fossil fuel-based electricity generation by 88%
  • Vehicle oil consumption by 38%
  • Dependence on imported oil (currently 10 million barrels per day) by 33%
  • Electricity-sector CO2 emissions by 95%
  • Personal vehicle sector CO2 emissions by 38%
  • US CO2 emissions overall by 48% (40% from today’s CO2 emission level)

The proposal contains the wealth of information and action plans to reach the milestones, which include replacing all coal and oil electricity generation, and about half of that from natural gas, with renewable electricity.

what’s Google role in this clean energy proposal?

Google is committed to implementing innovative and responsible environmental practices in every aspect of our business. To date, we’ve taken concrete steps to bolster the efficiency of our data centers and reduce the carbon footprint of our building and office operations. And we’re always looking for ways to create innovative products that help our users “go green.” Our philanthropic arm, Google.org, has made $50 million in renewable energy grants and investments to develop breakthrough technologies such as solar thermal, enhanced geothermal, and advanced wind. In 2007 we launched our Renewable Energy Cheaper than Coal (RE

To learn more on the Clean Energy 2030 proposal, please visit Jeffery’s knol.

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