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Power Hungry

Feb 24, 2016




Power Hungry. By Robert Bryce Chapter 2: Happy Talk Presented by Brooke O’Bryan. Happy Talk - “friendly banter to fill the airtime between news segments and commercial breaks ” Energy Happy Talk – Examples: - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Power HungryBy Robert BryceChapter 2: Happy TalkPresented by Brooke OBryan

Happy Talk - friendly banter to fill the airtime between news segments and commercial breaksEnergy Happy Talk Examples: Miss USA awarded a more eco-friendly green crown as a part of NBCs initiative Green is UniversalPetition from the League of Conservation Voters telling Obama its time to repower, refuel, and rebuild AmericaHappy talk contributes toa widespread sense of guilt.

Americas rhetoric about energy is disconnected from the 2-3 billion people who live in dire energy poverty (oil/coal = prosperity)Aims to make Americans feel guilty about their prosperity due to abundant energy.ExamplesThe Vatican aiming to become the worlds first carbon-neutral state. (carbon credits = penance)Chevrons Will you join us? campaignComes down to image, 77% of Americans had a negative image of the oil/gas industry in 2006, ranking them dead last.

Vatican official said that buying carbon credits was akin to penance

3Although guilt, anger, and fear are key elements of Americans gullibility when it comes to energy matters, the most important factor is ignorance.Apathy toward science makes it laughably easy for the public to be deceived, or for people to deceive themselves.72% of American adults could be considered scientifically illiterate47% of adults did not know how long it takes for the Earth to revolve around the SunMathematics has similar issues:71% of adults could not calculate miles per gallon on a trip58% of adults were unable to calculate a 10% tip for a lunch bill.

Michigan State University 2007 study 72%2009 California academy of sciences 47%2008 US Dept of Educations National Mathematics Advisory Board 4In order to move past the happy talk, as well as the guilt, fear, and ignorance, we have to address the issues of energy and power in a rigorous manner. Newscaster photo: Hungry photo: around the Sun:

Chapter 3:Whats the Big Deal(Power Tripping 102)Presented by Andrew KelleyHenry Watt1 HP = 33,000 ftlb/ minUnits:BTU/hr, cal/day, kg/min, erg/secSI:Energy JPower WQuantityRate P = E/t1 HP = 746 WRenewable Energy:Solar, Wind, GeothermalPower & Energy DensityGas = 80x Lithium Battery1908 Model T vs 2010 Ford Fusion7.6 HP/L70 HP/LRenewable vs. HydrocarbonsCitiesPopulationAppliancesEnergy doesnt produce wealth. Energy use produces wealth,Chapter 4

Wood to Coal to Oil

The Slow Pace of Energy TransitionPresented By Keegan Rogers

Figure 3 U.S. Primary Energy Consumption by Source, 1775 to 2009

CH 5 Coal Hard FactsPresented by Ashley BeattieDemand for Electricity is IncreasingBetween 1990 and 2007, there was a 67.8 percent increase in electricity generationNeither the Human Development Index nor the Gross Domestic Product of developing countries will increase without an increase in electricity use.Countries with the lowest per capita electricity consumption: Gaza, Chad, Burundi, Central African Republic, RwandaCountries with the highest per capita electricity consumption: Iceland, Norway, Finland, Canada, QatarBetween 1990 and 2008, the generation of electricity trippled in China, Indonesia, United Arab Emeriates, Malaysia, and QatarCH 5 Coal Hard FactsCoal Production is increasingCoal production is not controlled by an organization like the oil industry is controlled by OPECThe US is adding coal-firing capacity at a rate that is far greater than the rates for wind and solar capacity (284,959,000 additional megawatt hours per year vs. 48,862,000 megawatt hours per year and 346,000 megawatt hours per year)

CH 5 Coal Hard FactsConcerns with coal generated power:Pollution (water/air)Release of Heavy Metals. Heavy metals are released into rivers. The fish in the rivers are then contaminated. People eat the fish and become ill. Airborne ParticulatesAcid Rain