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Architecture 2030 E-News Bulletin 8


"The road to energy independence, economic recovery and reductions
in greenhouse gas emissions runs through the Building Sector."

-Edward Mazria


Energy Independence?
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There's a Better Plan: The 2030 Blueprint

America's proposed "Bold Energy Plan" would supply a meager three percent of the 118 QBtu of energy that the Energy Information Administration projects America will consume in 2030. The 2030 Blueprint, a three-pronged solution centered on building energy efficiency, homeowner choices and renewable energy, would supply as much as 37% of America's total energy consumption, replace 100% of its fossil-fuel-generated electricity and reduce its imported oil by as much as 89%.

US Electricity Consumption
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US Crude Oil Consumption
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A new report detailing the 2030 Blueprint, titled “Implementing the 2030 Blueprint: A Comprehensive Plan to Address Energy Independence, Climate Change and the US Economy”, will be released in November. Subscribers will be notified of the release in our next E-News bulletin.


Urge Our Candidates to Commit to a Better Plan

Architecture 2030 is asking its subscribers to urge Senators Barack Obama and John McCain to commit to attending the upcoming UN Climate meetings in Poland as the next President of the United States. Now, thanks to 350.org, there is a simple way to get this message to the presidential candidates. Click here to join the tens of thousands who have already made this call to action.


October 16, 2008

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LATE-BREAKING NEWS
Chilling New Evidence of
Methane Threat Surfaces

Arctic scientists have observed methane rising from the sea floor and into the atmosphere, confirming fears that vast pockets of the potent greenhouse gas would percolate to the surface as permafrost begins to thaw.
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