Literature/202311111357 emissions from moving around

First published:

Last Edited:

Number of edits:

Many things fall in the definition of "Moving around". The image below is a perfect summary: images/Pasted image 20231111135859.png

The emissions happen from the combustion of fossil fuels in motors. Changing to electric vehicles seems the obvious transition, provided we can generate enough clean electricity (202311101914 The problem with electricy).

For other types of transportation, however, batteries will never cut it (202111292230 diesel is the most efficient energy storage solution for transport). Alternative fuels, like biofuels are net-zero (they emit $CO_2$ while burning, but they have captured an equal amount while being made).

For ships, the next transition is nuclear-powered, as is already the case for some military ships.

The strategy would be to electrify as much as we can, and use clean fuel for the things we can't, like airplanes.


These are the other notes that link to this one.


Share your thoughts on this note
Aquiles Carattino
Aquiles Carattino
This note you are reading is part of my digital garden. Follow the links to learn more, and remember that these notes evolve over time. After all, this website is not a blog.
© 2021 Aquiles Carattino
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License
Privacy Policy