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jpak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 11:04 AM
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U.S. greenhouse emissions fell 1.5 percent in 2006
http://www.reuters.com/article/environmentNews/idUSN283...

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. emissions of the gases blamed for global warming fell 1.5 percent in 2006 on mild weather and increased use of natural gas to generate power and alternative energy, the government estimated on Wednesday.

The Energy Information Administration, the analytical arm of the Department of Energy, estimated that 2006 emissions fell to 7,075.6 million tons of carbon dioxide equivalent.

It was the first annual fall in U.S. emissions since 2001, when travel slowed after the airplane attacks in New York and Washington, and the third since 1990.

Output of carbon dioxide, the main greenhouse gas, was 5,934.4 million tons compared with 6,045 million tons in 2005.

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Demeter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 11:05 AM
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1. Another Sign
of the shrinking US economy.....
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n2doc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 11:05 AM
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2. They will fall alot more when we hit the recession/depression.
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Brother_1969 Donating Member (85 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 11:14 AM
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3. Probably has a lot to do with $3+/gal
and shows that Al Gore was right about the need for a carbon tax. This is why we need to increase gas taxes by at least $5/gal.
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rockyandmax Donating Member (45 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 11:42 AM
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4. $5 a gallon??
That is going to hit the typical family pretty hard isn't it?


What causes you to use this particular number?
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jpak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 11:43 AM
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5. Algore made him do it
:evilgrin:
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Dead_Parrot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 12:20 PM
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6. Yet, strangely, it was a record year globally.
Edited on Wed Nov-28-07 12:23 PM by Dead_Parrot
I'll take "Outsourcing" for $200 please, Alex.
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NNadir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 01:43 PM
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7. And here's the Jeopardy answer.
It's the Daily Double.

Now for $20,000/day, DeadParrot, here's the Daily Double Answer: "Amory Lovins."
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GliderGuider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 01:50 PM
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8. Bzzzzzz!
Edited on Wed Nov-28-07 01:51 PM by GliderGuider
The question is, "Who is the nicest, sweetest, greenest most ecofriendly man who ever lived in the mountains and flew a hydrogen-powered Aircar?"

And I'm going to use the $20,000 as a down payment on a Hydrogen Hummer!
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NNadir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 03:33 PM
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9. I'm sorry, but the correct question is...
What is the biggest bloated storage system for compressed hot air in Snowmass, Colorado?
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