Lessons from Livermore: Look at the big picture to figure out where we have to go

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carbon 2014
credit: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and the Department of Energy

2014 Carbon

Here, in the latest carbon flow chart, the issue is even more obvious. The carbon output of transportation is three times as big as the combined residential and commercial.

Of course, the total carbon output from electricity generation is larger than transportation. Obviously changing from coal to cleaner forms of generation will make a huge difference. But there are lots of choices for electricity generation, and just getting off coal isn't enough.

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