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Energy • Consumption • Waste. sheldon bateman june 2012. Energy • Consumption • Waste. Economic. Social. Energy Dilemma. Political. Technical. Environmental. wtf!. Georgia Southern University. 6.2012. 2. Energy • Consumption • Waste. Generation most power is steam driven

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Energy consumption waste
Energy • Consumption • Waste

sheldon bateman

june 2012


Economic

Social

Energy

Dilemma

Political

Technical

Environmental

  • wtf!

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  • Generation

    • most power is steam driven

    • prime mover

  • T&D

    • transmission is long distance

    • distribution is local

  • Wholesale Markets

    • 10 wholesale markets in N.A.

  • Watt’s that?

    • Watt is unit of power

    • kW is 1,000 watts

    • MW is 1,000 kW

    • kW ≠ kWh

  • 00:00:59 overview

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  • :) or :(

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  • energy efficiency [quadrillion BTUs]

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  • Renewables & efficiency initiatives

    • rebates, grants, loans, bonds & incentives

    • federal

    • 50 states + USVI & PR

    • municipalities

    • individual utilities

  • R & D

    • efficiencies

    • emissions reduction

    • new sources & storage

  • Education & understanding

  • You & me

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  • US per capita = 13,582 kWh/yr

  • Remind me about “Offsets” & “RECs”

  • Get your game on!

  • Remember when I said youwere polluters?

    • fyi… you are, even in your sleep

  • consumption

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  • consumption

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  • consumption

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  • Greenhouse Gasses (GHG)

    • Carbon Dioxide (CO2)

    • Methane (CH4)

    • Nitrous Oxide (N2O)

  • Pollutants

    • Sulfur Dioxide (SO2)

    • Nitrogen Oxide (NOx)

    • Mercury (Hg)

  • Lifecycle Assessment

    • fyi…everything is dirty

  • consumption = emissions

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  • consumption

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Behold the bitten apple, the power of the tools,but all the knowledge in the world is of no use to fools.

Henley, Schmidt & Frey


  • nuclear in the news

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  • nuclear in the news

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  • We import 92% of enriched uranium necessary to run our nuclear plants

    • compare… 70% of our oil is imported

  • ~ 60% of the world's production of uranium is mined

    • Kazakhstan (28%)

    • Canada (22%)

    • Australia (13%)

    • compare… USA (2%)

  • ~ 40% of what we use comes from dismantled Soviet-era warheads

  • 10 companies market 89% of the world's uranium mine production

    • fyi… none are American owned

  • nuclear in the news

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  • Storage: battery & potential

  • Alternative generation

    • buoys in Hawaii

    • “oyster” in Scotland

    • osmosis in Norway

  • Nuclear waste reclamation

  • Smart grid

  • on the horizon

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  • consumption graphs - http://www.google.com/publicdata?ds=wb-wdi&met=eg_use_elec_kh_pc&idim=country:USA&dl=en&hl=en&q=electricity+consumption+trends#met=eg_use_elec_kh_pc&idim=country:USA

  • renewable initiatives - http://www.dsireusa.org/summarytables/finre.cfm

  • georgia power - http://www.georgiapower.com/residential/flash_bill/Bill.html

  • emission calculator - http://www.cleanerandgreener.org/resources/pollutioncalculator.html

  • life-cycle emissions - www.cna.ca/english/pdf/studies/ceri/LCA-Summary.pdf

  • life-cycle emissions - www.iaea.org/Publications/Magazines/Bulletin/Bull422/article4.pdf

  • life-cycle emissions - fti.neep.wisc.edu/pdf/fdm1181.pdf

  • usage scenario - http://www.dbskeptic.com/2008/01/30/oprah-plug-in-your-toaster-most-appliances-dont-use-energy-when-turned-off/

  • gaming scenario - http://www.hardcoreware.net/reviews/review-356-1.htm

  • another usage scenario - http://www.ci.seattle.wa.us/light/accounts/stretchyourdollar/ac5_appl.htm

  • appliances - http://gmspress.gekkotips.com/

  • propaganda – http://www.despair.com/

  • AJC - http://www.ajc.com/news/vogtle-nuclear-plant-near-308302.html

  • uranium independence - http://www.trendsimwatching.com/2008/08/us-imports-92-o.html

  • uranium independence - http://www.world-nuclear.org/info/inf23.html

  • uranium independence - http://www.world-nuclear.org/info/default.aspx?id=444

  • quad graphic - https://eed.llnl.gov

  • sheldon bateman  [email protected]

  • reference

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