Net Zero Carbon, if industry leaders get on board and use it correctly, could potentially save the world.
According to Inverse Science, a carbon law to achieve net zero carbon emissions within the next few decades could soon be in the works.
The Net Zero Carbon proposal was published in the journal Science and states that the carbon emissions peak should be no later than 2020 and the next 10 years would implement the most drastic carbon reductions.
“It puts the onus on those who are the worst polluters, so in that way, it’s reasonably equitable,” said Own Gaffney, co-author of the study. “It sets a course anybody can follow… we’d like to see it adopted by organizations, by companies as a framing to guide themselves by. The IT [information technology] sector has been very interested in this because it’s ambiguous, it’s all about disruption and innovation.”
The on road diesel supply and commercial diesel supply are playing significant roles as well, and not just in regards to fuel oil, but in reducing emissions. Diesel technology has been improving over the last few years and is helping reduce carbon emissions that were much higher in the past. Diesel supply’s emission controls are much more effective today and are available in smaller packages, which means engines can be downsized from six-cylinder to four-cylinder in an array of vehicles.
Net Zero Carbon diesel fuel makes is much easier for drivers to limit their carbon footprint and demonstrate social responsibility.
Currently, roughly half of the carbon dioxide being emitted is absorbed by the environment, subsequently damaging earth’s oceans and land. The natural carbon uptake, however, is the real threat as the amount of gas emissions continue to increase each year. Gaffney and other industry researchers are optimistic that their Net Zero Carbon plan will improve the global environment for the future.
“The beauty of this model is that the pace is set not by the oil companies, the coal-mining companies, the gas giants who use their influence on governments to stall [reduction quotas],” added Gaffney. “This turns that logic around. It’s not set by them, it’s set by its own dynamic. It’s a new way of thinking about it.”