Blog: Why clean power plan 2015 will not deliver 2ºC goal

By Pete Baldwin for International Turbomachinery

Sep 15, 2015

Does a 32% reduction in electricity production by 2030 get us to a 2ºC/450ppm target by 2050? No one is asking this question.

The 2005 reference value for Electricity Production is 2416Mt. Therefore, a 32% reduction would mean a target of 1643Mt by 2030. (Mt) is the abbreviation for million metric tonnes (2416Mt = 2.416Gt).

The short answer is that 32% by 2030 is a start, but these actions alone and their simple extensions are not nearly good enough.

Read more on why Pete Baldwin thinks that, in order to achieve a 2ºC/450ppm 2050 goal, industry must address emissions from Natural Gas Combined Cycle (NGCC) power plants.

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