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Moving Planet: A Day to Move Beyond Fossil Fuels


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A very great video, well nowadays, Fossil fuels still takes a very big share of our energy, not only in America, in fact it is the fact all around the world. Think about the problems caused by fossil fuels : Fossil fuels are the largest greenhouse gas emitters in the world, contributing 3/4 of all carbon, methane and other greenhouse gas emissions. Burning coal, petroleum and other fossil fuels at extremely high temperatures (combustion) is the primary means by which electricity is produced, but also leads to heavy concentrations of pollutants in our water and air.
Here are some eye-popping statistics from the Energy Information Administration:

3.2 billion tons of additional carbon dioxide annually.
More than 2.5 million metric tons of carbon is produced by power plants.
98 percent of U.S. energy production comes from non-renewable sources, a.k.a. fossil fuels.
The U.S. consumes more than 20 million barrels of oil per day, with more than one million tons of coal consumed annually as well.
Resource: Major Air Pollution Causes and Effects - AirBetter.org
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