Tuesday, April 24, 2012

What Is Brown Power? by Green Yatra

Electricity that is generated from the combustion of fossil fuels, which generates significant amounts of anthropogenic greenhouse gases. Brown power sources include coal, oil, and natural gas, which is also called Brown Energy. Brown power is power generated from environmentally hostile technology. The vast majority of electricity in the United States comes from coal, nuclear, large hydro, and natural gas plants.
Brown power generators are:
§  The single greatest source of air pollution in the United States, contributing to both smog and acid rain.
§  The greatest single contributor of global climate change gases including carbon dioxide and nitrogen oxide.
Consider these additional facts:
The average California household's annual use of electricity produces the same amount of smog the average car would generate if driven across the country from Los Angeles to New York City, and about the same amount of global warming-causing carbon dioxide if that same car was driven a third of the way around the world.
It is estimated that 50,000 people in the United States die each year from heart and lung disease due to air pollution linked to the burning of fossil fuels to generate electricity

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