A car’s climate impact depends on three main factors: the efficiency of the car, the distance driven, and in the case of electric and plug-in hybrid cars, how the electricity it uses is generated.
Wind energy is powering a job boom across the U.S.
An increase in wind power is slowing the increase of CO2 into the atmosphere.
Wind, especially in Texas and the Plains, is helping power the U.S.
Generation of electricity from solar panels depends on time of year, latitude, and atmospheric conditions.
The CCS project proposed for Linden, NJ will use a process called gasification to convert coal into hydrogen.
The United States has many areas, shown in pink, where geological formations are likely to be suitable for long-term carbon dioxide storage.
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.