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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.  
 
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 energy supply mix in Ontario from 2005:<ref> Ontario Power Authority (2005), ''Supply Mix Advice and Recommendations'', http://www.powerauthority.on.ca/Report_Static/1139.htm </ref>
 
Below is a breakdown of the energy supply mix in Ontario from 2005:<ref> Ontario Power Authority (2005), ''Supply Mix Advice and Recommendations'', http://www.powerauthority.on.ca/Report_Static/1139.htm </ref>
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Nuclear 51%
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*Nuclear 51%
 
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*Renewable 23%
Renewable 23%
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*Natural Gas 7%
 
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*Coal 19%
Natural Gas 7%
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Coal 19%
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The EPA released U.S. data that relates energy production of various sources to the resulting carbon dioxide emissions.<ref> Department of Energy & Environmental Protection Agency (2000), ''Carbon Dioxide Emissions from the Generation of Electric Power in the United States'', http://www.eia.doe.gov/cneaf/electricity/page/co2_report/co2emiss.pdf </ref> 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 Kgs of carbon dioxide is emitted in Ontario for each Kwh of energy produced.   
 
The EPA released U.S. data that relates energy production of various sources to the resulting carbon dioxide emissions.<ref> Department of Energy & Environmental Protection Agency (2000), ''Carbon Dioxide Emissions from the Generation of Electric Power in the United States'', http://www.eia.doe.gov/cneaf/electricity/page/co2_report/co2emiss.pdf </ref> 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 Kgs of carbon dioxide is emitted in Ontario for each Kwh of energy produced.   
      
Using an average value of 3494 Kwh consumed per year for standard refrigerated vending machines and an estimated 46% energy reduction by switching to motion sensor controlled vending machines, the energy savings is approximately 1607 Kwh each year. This translates to an annual reduction of 0.35 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions for each converted vending machine. Using the most recent cap and trade legislative framework proposed in the Kerry-Boxer Bill for North American markets, it is estimated the value of carbon will be close to $15 per tonne.<ref> Point Carbon (2009), "Carbon to Cost $15 per Tonne Under Kerry-Boxer Bill", http://www.pointcarbon.com/aboutus/pressroom/pressreleases/1.1249271 </ref> Therefore, if a cap and trade program were to be implemented, the additional benefit would be $5 per year for each vending machine outfitted with a motion sensor.
 
Using an average value of 3494 Kwh consumed per year for standard refrigerated vending machines and an estimated 46% energy reduction by switching to motion sensor controlled vending machines, the energy savings is approximately 1607 Kwh each year. This translates to an annual reduction of 0.35 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions for each converted vending machine. Using the most recent cap and trade legislative framework proposed in the Kerry-Boxer Bill for North American markets, it is estimated the value of carbon will be close to $15 per tonne.<ref> Point Carbon (2009), "Carbon to Cost $15 per Tonne Under Kerry-Boxer Bill", http://www.pointcarbon.com/aboutus/pressroom/pressreleases/1.1249271 </ref> Therefore, if a cap and trade program were to be implemented, the additional benefit would be $5 per year for each vending machine outfitted with a motion sensor.
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