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US Temperature Projections

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US Temperature Projections

If current trends in burning coal and other fossil fuels continue, average temperatures in the US are projected to increase by roughly 10°F by 2100

CO2 From Power Plants

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CO2 From Power Plants

Visualization of CO2 emissions from U.S. power plants burning fossil fuels. Coal plants contribute over 80 percent of these emissions, which are actually invisible.

Renewable Fuel Standard

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Renewable Fuel Standard

The federal Renewable Fuel Standard encourages U.S. corn ethanol producers to boost production to 9 billion gallons by 2008 and 15 billion by 2015

Amazon Deforestation

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Amazon Deforestation

Recent deforestation in Brazil has been rapid, causing greenhouse gas emissions. Some argue planting more U.S. corn for ethanol may ultimately be a contributing factor.

Corn Ethanol Energy Sources

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Corn Ethanol Energy Sources

8 gallons’ worth of the energy in 10 gallons of corn ethanol comes from fossil fuels.

Corn Ethanol Energy Sources

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Corn Ethanol Energy Sources

8 gallons’ worth of the energy in 10 gallons of corn ethanol comes from fossil fuels.

Renewable Fuel Standard

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Renewable Fuel Standard

The federal Renewable Fuel Standard encourages U.S. corn ethanol producers to boost production to 9 billion gallons by 2008 and 15 billion by 2015.

Amazon Deforestation

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Amazon Deforestation

Recent deforestation in Brazil has been rapid, causing greenhouse gas emissions. Some argue planting more U.S. corn for ethanol may ultimately be a contributing factor.