How Much CO2 Is That?


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Or start with the typical annual CO2 emissions from: an average house or an average car. How about a single trans-atlantic flight in a 747?

Answer: 12.77 tons of CO2 would be emitted by any of the following activities...

An average car could be driven for 20.67 days non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 112 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 24.19 minutes non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 8.73 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 359 days
Taking 2.50 cars off the road for a year
Producing 0.9602 tons of Beef

Answer: 13 kg tons of CO2 would be emitted by burning the following fuels...

An average car could be driven for 20.67 days non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 112 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 24.19 minutes non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 8.73 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 359 days
Taking 2.50 cars off the road for a year
Producing 0.9602 tons of Beef
4.47 tons of Coal burned for electricity
6.38 tons of Natural Gas burned for electricity
3.32 tons of Oil burned for electricity

Answer: 12.77 tons of CO2 could be saved if...

35 households took sustainable action: Tankless Water Heater for a year
9 households took sustainable action: House Solar Augmentation for a year
4 households took sustainable action: Hybrid Vehicle for a year
26 households took sustainable action: Bike or Walk to Work for a year
4 households took sustainable action: Switch to a clean energy provider for a year
26 households took sustainable action: Replace an old appliance with an efficient model for a year
255 households took sustainable action: Reusable Bags for a year
213 households took sustainable action: Ditch the gas lawn mower for a year

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