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Florida Governor Crist is expected to sign an Executive Order this week at the Climate Change Summit that include among other directives:
- Reduction in Greenhouse Gas emissions for state agencies:
"a 10 percent reduction from current emission levels by 2012, a 25 percent reduction from current emission levels by 2017, and a 40 percent reduction from current emission levels by 2025"
- Reduction in state Greenhouse Gas emissions: "by 2017, reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 2000 levels; by 2025, reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels; by 2050, reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 80% of 1990 levels"
- "All state agencies and departments under the direction of the Governor shall use ethanol and biodiesel fuels when locally available."
Biodiesel provides a 78% lifecycle reduction in CO2 emissions. United States CO2 emissions data shows that diesel fuel used for transportation contributes 7% (or 110 million metric tons per year) of overall CO2 emission totals.
We* can knock out 78% of that using B100 (or 16% using B20) which would get us halfway (or one tenth using B20) of the way to a ten percent total reduction by 2012.
Fire up those Algae ponds and Jatropha farms!
*(Assumes Florida energy usage ratios are similar to overall national energy ratios).
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