Litus and other entities are working on technical products. What about us as individuals, what can we do? Below are some suggestions.
During the 1970’s oil crisis, US president Jimmy Carter passed laws limiting vehicle speed to 55 mph (88 kph), heating to not above 68 F (20 C), cooling to not below 78 F (26 C). In winter he wore wool cardigans in the Oval Office. Vast numbers of people ignored these laws yet, within three months, total US energy use shrank by over 15%. No capital expenditure was involved, just adjustment of lifestyles.
If you believe CO2 needs to be cut and global warming must be slowed, reach out and tell others the story.
As set out in the Engine Project page, switching to uncooled engines will cut global CO2 emissions by up to 35% within fifteen years. Spending on renewables – wind, solar, tidal power, electric vehicles – will cut CO2 again by about 25%. Increasing buildings’ efficiency would cut another 12%. Changed habits as outlined above would cut a further 15%.
By all of us plugging away, doing everything, CO2 can be cut by 75% within fifteen years. Such reductions, far greater than now thought possible, can seriously slow global warming. To indicate what is possible, Germany’s renewables are now providing nearly 30% of the average national electricity supply.