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  •  We also need, here in the north country,..... (1+ / 0-)
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    of massive changeout of any remaining less than 85% thermal efficiency residential furnaces and massively changing those out for 96% thermal efficiency condensing type units [make by Amana, Lenox and others.

    Next, we need to create sewage sludge gasification projects that are near existing industrial gas users in the steel industry and the petroleum industry for material gasification units with cryogenic gas processing to create concentrated flows of needed H2, CO, NH3, H2SO4 products for industrial use, as well as a concentrated CO2 flow for potential sequestration or industrial use.

     In addition to solving the sewage sludge disposal problem [which can also be solved in other ways], such a gasification process can also be used to solve the trash/landfill disposal problem for municipal solid waste [but only after current waste recovery industry for materials reuse gets it first; materials recycling recovery efforets are a form of greenhouse gas emission control stewardship since their recovery preserves the benefit of the use  of the material achieved by the original energy input [and thus inherent CO2 generation].

    We should probably rebuild much of the steel industry as
    well, focusing on direct reduction to iron process and nonrecovery coking with integrated electrical cogeneration.

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