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The Air Conditioning We Use To Cool Us Makes The Planet Hotter

Original story at CleanTechnica• 6 mentions • 2 months ago

CleanTechnica 2 months ago

 
July 17th, 2017 by Steve HanleyAccording to Drawdown editor Paul Hawken, if wind energy could provide 21.6% of the world’s energy by 2050, that would eliminate 84.6 gigatons of carbon emissions. A lofty and laudable goal, one worth aiming for. But did you know that re-engineering air conditioning and refrigeration systems could keep even more carbon emissions out of the atmosphere? 89.7 gigatons, to be exact. A new study by researchers at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory suggests improved efficiency in refrigeration and phasing out fluorinated gases used for cooling could eliminate a full degree (Celsius) of warming by 2100.
 
 
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