Samson Carts' Estimated Environmental Benefits


Offsetting 220,500 kWh with Sterling Planet Green AmericaTM RECs

 

Green AmericaTM REC Purchase in Kilowatt Hours 220,500 kWh

 

“This renewable energy purchase avoids 300,542 pounds of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from conventional power plants using nonrenewable fossil fuels.” 

Calculation based on U.S. EPA E-GRID data showing U.S. average CO2 emissions rate as 1.392 lbs / kWh

220,500 kWh X 1.363 = 300,542 pounds of CO2 avoided

 

“CO2 emissions avoided compares to NOT driving 30 passenger cars for one year.”

Calculation based on U.S. EPA data showing that the average U.S. passenger car is driven approximately 12,000 miles per year and emits 10,185 pounds of CO2 per year

(300,542 pounds of CO2  / 10,185) = 30 passenger cars not driven for one year

 

 “CO2 emissions avoided compares to 17 households’ electricity use for one year.”

Calculation based on U.S. EPA data showing that there were 105.2 million households in the U.S. and the average U.S. household emits 17,174 pounds of CO2 per year

(300,542 pounds of CO2  / 17,174) = 17 households’ electricity use for 1 year

 

 “CO2 emissions avoided compares to 114 acres of pine or fir forests storing carbon for one year.”

Calculation based on U.S. EPA data showing that the annual average rate of carbon accumulation is 2,646 pounds of carbon per acre

(300,542 pounds of CO2  / 2,646) = 114 acres of pine or fir forests storing carbon for 1 year

 

 

“CO2 emissions avoided compares to 49 tons of waste recycled instead of landfilled.

Calculation based on EPA’s Waste Reduction Model showing that the net emission reduction from recycling, compared to materials which are landfilled, is 6,548 pounds CO2 per ton of waste recycled instead of landfilled.

(300,542 pounds of CO2  / 6,165) = 49 tons of waste recycled instead of landfilled

 

*These calculations are based on The U.S. Climate Technology Cooperation Gateway found at www.usctcgateway.net/tool

 
 
   

 



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