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USDA Commits to Reducing Cow Carbon Emissions
Written by Kristin McMurray   
Tuesday, 22 December 2009 12:27
Cows emitt carbonHow 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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Chris said:

Slight correction
They will actually be throwing tax payers' money at companies (no doubt that Dr Rajendra Pachauri PHD, Al Gore, etc. hold shares in) that make machines that burn poo.

Two key links in the chain that most people tend to miss out. The where it really comes from and the where it really goes. Who profits and who gets shafted.

People miss it out because it makes it seem as if everyone wins, but really only a few already rich people will win, the rest of us just end up with increased taxes to pay these people who already live a life of luxury.
 
December 22, 2009
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Mike said:

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Just let some ordinary schlub construct a DIY slurry pit to siphon methane gas for cooking or heating and I'll bet they'd be on him like stink on a dead skunk.
 
December 22, 2009
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Don E said:

Emissions
I never really understood what an emission was and how it was measured. The 2% from cows is based on the denominator assuming 100% (human caused) emissions? What about methane from graveyards? Is that included? Could they have excluded other sources and fudged the measurements? I don't trust the numbers anymore.

I also read that when measuring CO2 they eliminated CO2 as an emission from composting on the theory that composting is natural not human! Someone needs to take a close look at how these numbers were arrived at.
 
December 25, 2009
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