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CO2 Capture and Sequestration

CO2 Capture and Sequestration

CO2 may be separated from other gases at coal-fired electric power plants and transported by pipeline to suitable storage sites.

CO2 Storage Areas

CO2 Storage Areas

The United States has many areas, shown in pink, where geological formations are likely to be suitable for long-term carbon dioxide storage.

Savannah’s Rising Seas

Savannah’s Rising Seas

Sea level rise projected for this century presents significant threats to Savannah.

Renewable Fuel Standard

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

Corn Ethanol Energy Sources

Corn Ethanol Energy Sources

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

Corn Ethanol Energy Sources

Corn Ethanol Energy Sources

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

Renewable Fuel Standard

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

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.