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To get to zero by 2050, Kansas must cut climate pollution by 3.8 million metric tons of C02 equivalent a year.
Emissions in Kansas
Million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (MMTCO2e) emissions
We can do it. Here's how.
- Regenerative agriculture to sequester carbon in soil
- Composting to reduce landfill methane emissions
- New techniques for manufacturing CO2 emitting materials, like concrete
6% of emissions in Kansas comes from buildings.
Mostly from different types of heating.
80% of the pollution of your typical home comes from heating your space, water, and food.
There are 1.6 million buildings in Kansas and 29% of building systems are already electrified.
We need to electrify the remaining 1.1 million buildings in Kansas. That's around 41,000 per year.
That will solve 6% of the problem.
🚗 Getting Around
18% of emissions in Kansas comes from cars, trucks, and planes.
Mostly from our cars.
To cut this pollution, if you have a car, your next one needs to be an electric vehicle (EV).
Or try going car-free with public transit, bikes/e-bikes, or walking if it works for you.
There are 889,000 vehicles in Kansas and 3,000 are already electric (0.4% of the total).
We need to electrify the remaining 886,000 vehicles. That's around 32,000 a year.
That will solve another 18% of the problem.
🔌 Power Generation
21% of emissions in Kansas comes from making power.
Specifically from coal, gas, and oil plants.
To cut this pollution, we need to replace all dirty power plants with clean ones (mostly wind and solar).
In Kansas we need to close and replace:
5 coal plants
Jeffrey Energy Center
Lawrence Energy Center
52 gas plants
Gordon Evans Energy Center
Osawatomie Generating Station
Emporia Energy Center
Hutchinson Energy Center
West Gardner Generating Station
Fort Dodge aka Judson Large
29 oil plants
Colby City of
Erie Energy Center
...and help those workers find good jobs.
But wait! Remember how we electrified all cars and buildings?
Our machines don't pollute now, because they run on electricity!
But that means we need to make more power for those new electric machines - twice as much power as we make now!
And all of it needs to be clean power!
So to cut the climate pollution from our power, cars, and buildings we need to INSTALL 3,000 MWs of wind and 3,000 MWs of solar.
Since Kansas already has 14 megawatts of solar power generation and 3,000 megawatts of wind power generation, that's 6 Megawatts of wind capacity AND 114 Megawatts of solar capacity a year we need to build.
That will solve another 21% of the problem.
🏭 Other Emissions
The last 54% of emissions in Kansas comes other sources
This includes industry, landfills, and farming.
There's no one solution to solve these problems, but there are a lot of great ideas!
Learn how to electrify your own machines and pass local policy to electrify the restTake Action