Full Lifecycle Assessment of Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Most Emissions from Common Proteins and Vegetables Occur During Production
Everything we do has some type of impact on the environment.
We have all heard that electricity production is responsible for large amounts of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. To be exact, in 2014, the energy sector was responsible for 30 percent of U.S. GHG emissions , with coal-based energy the largest contributor. Using less energy is always a good way to help lower GHG emissions.
At Santee Cooper, we have seen a decline in the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from Cross Generating Station, our largest coal-fired facility. C02 is a GHG and in 2015, we emitted 5.6 billion pounds less than in 2014, as we rely more heavily on natural gas-fired generation.
Transportation emissions (cars, boats, aircraft, etc.) are also large contributors at 26 percent . Driving more efficient vehicles, maintaining our vehicles or simply driving less can lower our impact at home.
While both of these are certainly large... Continue Reading