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Comparing emissions using an electric drone
Even though it fights gravity to stay aloft, an electric drone uses much less energy per kilometer than a heavy steel delivery truck burning diesel fuel. But a delivery truck or van can carry many packages at once, so the energy needs and environmental effects need to be allocated per package.
Different delivery vehicles can run on diesel, natural gas, electricity or petrol, each with various energy and emissions characteristics
The energy needed to turn crude oil into diesel fuel can add another 20% or more greenhouse gases to the amount generated when the fuel is burned. And while battery manufacturing is improving, making batteries still generates carbon dioxide.
Burning a gallon of diesel fuel emits approximately 10kgs of carbon dioxide, but emissions from electricity vary depending on how it’s generated. Some areas burn more coal and natural gas to generate power, while others have fewer fossil fuels and rely more on nuclear, hydropower, wind and solar power.
In general, electric power generation in the U.S. is becoming cleaner over time. This will have a spin off effect around the world. In South Africa, although we are still behind the curve, we need to address the use of improved technologies in the light of preserving the environment.
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