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To: mcg1969
I was scratching my head here...and as long as the subject has been brought up...
If what you say is true, why use the term "net zero" ?
Why not just say "zero" emissions.
What does "net zero" mean ?
18 posted on 05/13/2005 10:28:09 PM PDT by stylin19a ( Social Security...neither social nor secure.)
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To: stylin19a

"What does "net zero" mean ? "

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Net zero means, that you can have emissions, as long as you also have sufficient greenery, which absorbs it, so they balance out.

If we shut down half of our industry and plant trees in their places, we will be doing just fine, according to Kyoto.

Of course Kyoto also says that countries like China and Russia do NOT have to control their emissions, because they are "developing nations", so we need to cut back more, to make up for their pollution.


22 posted on 05/13/2005 10:33:47 PM PDT by FairOpinion
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To: stylin19a
"net zero emissions" is greenie doubletalk.

The problem is that power demand and solar/wind/hamsterwheel power production don't match, so Seattle uses regular "dirty" power to make up the difference, then dumps excess "clean" power into the system whenever possible.

This is, of course, nonsense. They're trying enjoy the benefit of dirty power plants (power whenever you need it) and also claim the moral high ground (we don't increase emissions).

25 posted on 05/13/2005 10:41:05 PM PDT by boomstick (It is not enough to succeed. Others must fail.)
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To: stylin19a

I seem to remember hearing about some city "buying credits" from somewhere else.

I'm not sure about this, but perhaps someone else knows something else about it.


38 posted on 05/13/2005 11:14:31 PM PDT by I still care (America is not the problem - it is the solution..)
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To: stylin19a
What does "net zero" mean ?

Low cost internet access - don't you read the ads.

53 posted on 05/14/2005 3:34:30 AM PDT by reg45
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To: stylin19a

Maybe they're doing some sort of carbon sequestration program. I would be curious to know myself.


80 posted on 05/14/2005 7:36:36 AM PDT by mcg1969
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