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We All Need to Do Our Part in Protecting the Environment

May 2, 2014

As most of you know, most of the emissions that we deal with at Hypercat are engine/motor and industrial emissions. Although carbon emissions are a function of the fuel, we are all concerned about the environment and air pollution in general. Because of that, we wanted to take this month’s blog to talk a bit about carbon emissions, in an effort to be sure that we are all educated on the topic.green photo

Luckily, there has been a bit of good news regarding this topic lately. From 2005 to 2012, greenhouse gas emissions fell by about 10%, which is a large step toward reaching the countries 2020 target of lowering emissions by 17%. At this moment, carbon dioxide emissions in America are the lowest that they have been in 20 years.

One of the main reasons we have seen these numbers decrease, is the fairly new and much increased availability of natural gas from shale.  As is stated in an article from CNS News, “Responsible development of natural gas is an important part of our work to curb climate change and support a robust clean energy market at home”.

All of this good news however, does not mean that there is not still work to be done. A recent report from the United Nations shows that in order to keep global warning under control we will need to do more than just shift from fossil fuels to low-carbon energy as that change would only take about 0.06% off per year in terms of economic growth, globally.

So, while we still have work to do, we do what we can to help the environment and want to be sure that our clients, employees and readers of this blog do as well.

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