When you think about the amount of power you use every day, you might think about cars, but the electricity you get from that power source can have a massive impact on your environment.
It’s an important issue because energy-hungry nations such as the United States, Europe and China have made tremendous strides in reducing their carbon emissions over the past few decades.
Now, researchers say that if we want to limit the amount and intensity of our energy use, it will be very difficult to get there without major changes in how we power our economy and society.
“If we are going to take meaningful steps toward a more sustainable future, it has to start with the power sector,” said Peter Meehl, a senior research fellow at the Center for Sustainable Energy at Harvard University.
But the energy systems that power our everyday lives are largely made of carbon dioxide, methane, and other greenhouse gases, which contribute to climate change.
“We are going in the wrong direction,” Meehs told NBC News.
“It’s very hard to get carbon to go away.”
Meehls team has developed a way to convert CO2 emissions into electricity without using fossil fuels, or building anything that emits carbon.
The process uses electricity to heat a metal surface to a temperature below the freezing point of water.
The metal is then cooled until it cools to about -40 degrees Celsius, where it can be melted down.
The resulting steam is then converted into electricity.
The researchers’ new technique, which could be used to reduce CO2 by up to 50 percent in just two decades, could help address a major problem facing climate change: The use of fossil fuels for power plants.
Currently, the vast majority of power plants are powered by coal or natural gas, which are the primary sources of CO2 in the United State.
In 2015, coal was responsible for 36 percent of the country’s CO2, and natural gas was responsible with 28 percent.
The energy sector has seen a dramatic rise in carbon emissions, with nearly half of the world’s power plants emitting carbon dioxide in the past five years.
A significant amount of the new research is focused on reducing the use of coal for electricity, which is the main fuel of many of the largest power plants in the country.
Meehler and his team were working on this research while working for the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory, which has long been working on carbon capture and storage technology.
The technology was recently approved by the Department of Defense for use in energy storage projects.
This research, the researchers say, is one step toward realizing a more efficient way to generate electricity, without using coal, which makes up the vast bulk of power generation in the U, and without using nuclear power, which provides the majority of the nation’s power.
This technology could help reduce emissions in the power industry and could be implemented in a range of different power plants, including nuclear plants and coal-fired plants.
The power sector has been heavily reliant on coal in the last few decades, but it has also seen an explosion in new energy-efficient technologies.
Meeshl and his colleagues used a technology called high-efficiency coal combustion to convert carbon dioxide into electricity, instead of burning fossil fuels.
The team’s research is described in the January issue of Science Advances.
The carbon dioxide from burning coal is captured in a process called carbon capture, and it’s converted into a mixture of carbon monoxide and hydrogen.
The scientists then heat the mixture to temperatures between -40 and -60 degrees Celsius and then transfer it to a device that can be used for storing power.
They hope to make this process available to the electric grid in the next five to 10 years, they say.
They have also developed a new technique to convert methane and other CO2 into electricity using a steam turbine.
This process uses a mixture to heat the metal surface, which then cools.
The mixture is then heated to temperatures around -40 to -60 and then stored.
“The ultimate goal is to produce electricity for the grid and the grid itself,” Meeshler said.
MEEHL’S TEAM Meehels team was working with colleagues from the University of California at Davis, Stanford University, and the U of Texas at Austin.
They worked with researchers from the DOE’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, the National Science Foundation and the University at Buffalo.
The new research builds on the work of Meech, who first developed a similar method to convert natural gas into electricity in the 1970s.
But he also says he has improved the technology.
He now uses a steam-driven turbine that uses a turbine engine to produce energy.
“I have been doing this for 40 years,” he said.
“There is nothing new here.
The difference is that I use this new technology and this method to generate energy that is cleaner than the coal industry.”
I am hopeful that this will eventually be adopted by the public utilities,