decarbonize decarbonize

Definition(s):

  • (v) remove carbon from (an engine)

Usage(s):

  • Hybrid cars, wind turbines, algae biofuel businesses and policymakers alike are searching for the technological fixes that will decarbonize our lives.

News

  • Guest: Decarbonizing our future

    No question carbon released in the burning of fossil fuels is contributing to climate change. Sid Morrison and K.C. Golden, who disagree on energy strategy, agree on this: we must decarbonize our energy system.
    on December 16, 2013     Source: Seattle Times

Quotes

  1. "The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has concluded that the costs of acting to decarbonize our economies will be far less - some three percent of global GDP, and less if wider benefits are factored in - than the costs of inaction,"...
    on May 7, 2007 By: Achim Steiner Source: Environment News Service

  2. In his article, Mr. Brand argued, "Everything must be done to increase energy efficiency and decarbonize energy production."
    on May 14, 2005 By: Stewart Brand Source: New York Times

  3. "The world has reached an unsustainable trend in greenhouse gas emissions, so we now need to take action to decarbonize as much as possible the world's energy mix. Resources are to be used more efficiently at the same time as we meet growing energy...
    on Mar 22, 2007 By: Anne Lauvergeon Source: openPR (press release)

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