BP's Lord Browne lays out emissions challenge

The world must reduce carbon emissions by seven gigatons – 7 billion tons – a year. That’s pretty big if you take into account the fact that you would have to do the following to eliminate one single gigaton: replace fossil-fuel burning power plants with 700 nuclear stations; increase the use of solar power by a factor of 700; and cease deforestation while doubling reforestation.

by MIT Sloan School of Management
Last Updated: 23 Jul 2013

The nations of the world will need to make huge efforts to counter the impact of global warming. On the question as to whether environmental stability and economic prosperity can go hand in hand, BP's chief executive Lord John Browne said BP was investing $8 billion in alternative energy and has stabilised emissions while growing the business.

Source: In Depth: The Future of Energy
Author: Lord John Browne
MIT Sloan School of Management

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Watch out for: Energy 2.0 – The MIT Energy Conference to Highlight Energy Innovations, 13 May 2006. Visit www.mitsloan.mit.edu for more information.

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