This chapter deals with a study on the effect of using a geothermal-based absorption cooling system and its impact on the environment through greenhouse gas reductions. It also compares the emissions for various fuel options and discusses opportunities for combating the global warming. It is shown that using such absorption systems will help reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Moreover, it is observed that increasing the indoor air temperature by 5°C (e.g., from, 20 to 25°C) will increase the SO2, CO2, and NOx emissions by about 80%, respectively.
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