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= Emission Reductions =
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A decrease in energy consumption translates to a reduction in carbon dioxide emissions from the burning of fossil fuels. The specific reduction in greenhouse gas emissions is dependent on the energy supply mix that provides power to the organization.
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Below is a breakdown of the [http://www.powerauthority.on.ca/Report_Static/1139.htm energy supply mix in Ontario] from 2005:
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Nuclear 51%
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Renewable 23%
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Natural Gas 7%
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Coal 19%
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The [http://www.eia.doe.gov/cneaf/electricity/page/co2_report/co2emiss.pdf EPA] released U.S. data that relates energy production of various sources to the resulting carbon dioxide emissions. The U.S. data was analyzed to determine the average carbon dioxide emissions released by each energy source and then compared to Ontario's energy supply  mix. The result is approximately 0.222 tons of carbon dioxide is emitted in Ontario for each megawatt of energy produced. 
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