If you’re looking to cut down on your carbon footprint, this article may have you covered.
A study published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology found that methane emissions were reduced by a whopping 25% in homes and workplaces with no air conditioning, while emissions of nitrogen oxides, which are often linked to health impacts from CO2, fell by 27%.
But methane emissions weren’t the only thing reduced, and air conditioning was also a major factor.
The study showed that people living in homes without air conditioning were also more likely to report lower energy levels.
“The key thing to remember is that the biggest energy savings in reducing carbon emissions comes from reducing the amount of carbon emissions in your home and the air you breathe,” lead researcher Simon Jones, a professor of environmental science at Newcastle University, told news.com.au.
“The other big advantage is that it’s also going to make your life better, so if you have a lot of kids or have kids in school, then that’s going to help too.”
The study also looked at air quality and air pollution in cities, but the researchers found that residents in cities had more air pollution and air quality in general.
Air quality is usually measured using emissions from burning wood or coal in buildings, and this can be a very important factor in reducing emissions.
The researchers looked at emissions from all sources of air pollution including fine particulate matter, nitrogen oxided gases, particulate pollution from buildings, smoke from burning fuels, and carbon monoxide.
“When it comes to CO2 emissions, it’s a really complicated problem because it varies from city to city,” Dr Jones said.
“We found that in our study, the biggest differences were from Auckland, Sydney, and Perth.
There were also some regional differences but that’s probably because there’s a lot more residential land that’s close to industrial areas.”
In our study we did the measurements in the most populated areas of the world, so the most likely places that we’d have found that were most affected were in cities.
“For Sydney, there were several major cities where methane emissions had fallen, including Brisbane, Melbourne, and Brisbane Airport.”
Methane is a powerful greenhouse gas and is linked to global warming, and Dr Jones says reducing methane emissions will be a major part of the efforts to reduce global warming.””
There’s also air quality, for example.”
Methane is a powerful greenhouse gas and is linked to global warming, and Dr Jones says reducing methane emissions will be a major part of the efforts to reduce global warming.
“A lot of the work that we’re doing in terms of reducing emissions from coal and fossil fuels are going to be directly related to methane,” Dr Davis said.
Methanol is the main component of petrol, and it can be used to make biofuel, which is a form of renewable energy that is very similar to wind and solar.
“For biofuels, there’s some pretty compelling evidence that when we switch to biofuel we actually get less CO2 per unit of energy, so it makes sense that we should try and shift to biofuel when we have the most CO2,” Dr Davies said.