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Industries account for about 14% of greenhouse gas emissions, primarily through the burning of fossil fuels. There are two types of emissions: direct, which are produced by burning fuel and chemical reactions, and indirect from leaks from equipment. (See endnote 81.)

Best Practices for Industry

• Identify the techniques which manufacturers can use to reduce energy for lighting and heating factories and for running equipment, and utilize this information to make necessary changes.

  • • Use natural gas rather than coal as a fuel to produce the energy needed to operate machinery more effectively.
  • • Install appropriate recovery equipment in industries to capture and recycle gas coming from tanks, pipelines, processing plants, equipment, etc.
  • • Monitor fugitive emissions through inspections of valves, connectors, open lines, and flares.
  • • Recycle metals to avoid using electricity to produce new metals.
  • • Recycle glass, paper, and plastics to reduce energy use.
  • • Provide adequate training to employees on how to prevent emission leaks from equipment and how best to handle and control various fluoride compounds.
 
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