|USDA Commits to Reducing Cow Carbon Emissions|
|Written by Kristin McMurray|
|Tuesday, 22 December 2009 12:27|
How many jokes have there been about cows and their eh-hem, "carbon emissions"? Well, according the USDA this is no laughing matter. The dairy industry and the USDA has committed to reducing carbon emissions by 25 percent by 2020 by funding methane digesters to use the cow's streaming pile of methane for electricity.
A "memorandum of understanding" was signed at Copenhagen last week committing existing USDA funds to helping farmers afford the digesters.
Let's be clear now. Cows account for 2 percent of the carbon emissions in the US, and now they want to do reduce that 2 percent impact by 25 percent. How? By throwing government money at machines to burn poo. Copenhagen in action people.
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