Corralling Carbons: Long-Term Solutions - A blog by Glenn Meyers

Glenn Meyers is a business journalist, former publisher, and documentary producer of social responsibility content. Founder of Green Streets, LLC and the EILI Network, Glenn's goal is to reach business and individuals with important content -- using engag
Feb 2, 2010 10:48 PM ET

Corralling Carbons: Long-Term Solutions

Counting and measuring carbon, although a daunting and remarkably puzzling undertaking, is a fundamental skill an increasing number of people will need to garner in the effort to understand and mitigate the effect of greenhouse gases and global warming. Especially so, since the world population continues growing by quantum measures and all of those folks are going to need survival basics such as heat and refrigeration, plus multitudes of electrical extras, such as mobile phone and computer power, broadband Internet capacity, etc.

We applaud the development of alternative energies but add this caveat for all supporters: it will be an extraordinary feat if the percentage of alternative energy powering the world’s grid comes anywere close to reaching five percent of supply in the next 20 years.

That brings us to the subject of power plants. Here are some power plant facts, according to the PowerPlantCCS website: 

“There are over 50,000 power plants in the world. These power plants constitute the single largest emitting industry for CO2 emissions.” 

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