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To get to zero by 2050, Indiana must cut climate pollution by
8.4 million metric tons of CO2 equivalent a year.
Emissions in Indiana
Million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (MMTCO2e) emissions
Note: Grey area indicates missing data due to processing delays.
This is how we're going to do it.
- No-till farming to keep CO2 in the soil
- Capturing methane leaks from landfills
- Capturing CO2 to make emissions-free concrete
- Burning green hydrogen to make emissions-free steel
- Plugging methane leaks from gas pipelines
Decarbonize Our Buildings
6% of Indiana's climate pollution comes from buildings.
We burn fossil fuels to heat our air, water, and food.
To cut this pollution...
Let's electrify our heat!
...in all of Indiana's 3.4 million buildings.
In fact, 32% of buildings in Indiana are already fossil fuel free!
That means we only need to electrify the remaining 2.3 million dirty buildings in Indiana. That's around 83,000 per year.
Electrifying all buildings cuts 6% of the pollution.
Decarbonize Our Transport
18% of Indiana's pollution comes from cars, trucks, trains, and planes.
But mostly from cars.
To cut this pollution,
your next car must be electric.
Or consider going car-free with public transit, bikes/e-bikes, car share, or other alternatives!
There are 2.1 million vehicles in Indiana and 7,000 are already electric (0.3% of the total).
We need to electrify (or replace) the remaining 2.1 million gas-powered vehicles. That's around 76,000 a year.
Electrifying all transportation cuts 18% of the pollution.
Decarbonize Our Power
37% of Indiana's pollution comes from burning coal, gas, and oil to make power.
To cut this pollution...
Put solar panels on your roof!
Then, we'll replace all fossil fuel power plants with solar and wind farms.
...and find good jobs for those workers.
Current Fossil Fuel Power Plants in Indiana
14 coal plants
R M Schahfer Generating Station
IPL - Petersburg Generating Station
Edwardsport Generating Station
Alcoa Allowance Management Inc
A B Brown Generating Station
Michigan City Generating Station
F B Culley Generating Station
29 gas plants
St. Joseph Energy Center LLC
St Joseph County
Lawrenceburg Energy Facility
IPL - Harding Street Station (EW Stout)
Sugar Creek Generating Station
2 oil plants
Hendricks Regional Health
Hurricane Creek Lift Station
It's not enough to replace our power plants with wind and solar farms.
To power our electric cars and buildings, we need two times the electricity we have today.
In all, we'll need to build 9,000 Megawatts of wind power and 10,000 Megawatts of solar power.
Since Indiana already has 902 Megawatts of wind and 101 Megawatts of solar, that's 10,000 Megawatts of wind power we need to build and 10,000 Megawatts of solar power. That's around 301 Megawatts of wind power and 351 Megawatts of solar power a year.
Decarbonizing all dirty power cuts 37% of the pollution.
And gives us zero-emissions power we need to eliminate pollution from buildings and cars!
The last 38% of Indiana's climate pollution comes from other sources...
This includes farming, landfills, industry, and leaks from gas pipelines.
There's no one solution to solve these problems, but there are lots of great ideas:
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