Navigating a carbon-constrained world

Grothen, Grant E.
July 2007
Power;Jul2007, Vol. 151 Issue 7, p34
Trade Publication
The article discusses the impacts of mandatory carbon controls on the electric power industry in the U.S. The country is reported to be the largest carbon-dioxide emitter per capita of any large nation. The author observes that scientific debate on the validity of global warming science continues, but the issue has yet had little impact on individuals. According to him utilities in the U.S. will have to step up efforts to reduce demand, build or buy more renewable energy capacity, increase the efficiency of their existing fleets, and find ways to capture and sequester massive amounts of CO2 from new and old plants alike.


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