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Energy efficiency p bruce

  1. 1. Energy Efficiency<br />by Patrick Bruce<br />
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  3. 3. An Overview of Energy Efficiency from aGlobal and Irish Context <br />
  4. 4. The Stone AgeThe Bronze AgeThe Iron AgeThe Steam AgeThe Industrial AgeThe Digital AgeThe Energy Age<br />
  5. 5. Hydro Electric PowerWave PowerSolar PowerWind PowerBiomassTidal PowerNuclear Power<br />
  6. 6. Many Nuclear power stations have been running successfully since the 1950s.In 2006 France generated 80% of its electricity by nuclear power.Sweden has 13 nuclear power stations.More fatalities have occurred in any one Yorkshire Coalmine than in all the Nuclear accidents to date.There are at present 439 nuclear reactors operating successfully in the world.Many scientists believe that nuclear power ‘one day’ will propel human beings to the stars.Many believe Nuclear power to be the most energy efficient power of all.Dublin- Barcelona<br />
  7. 7. Energy Efficiency in Ireland<br />
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  10. 10. Professionals tend to be overly concerned with trendy technologies.Advanced GlazingSolar EnergyGeothermalUnder Floor HeatingWind EnergyHeat PumpsHigh Efficiency BoilersT R VsZoningTidal and wave energy<br />
  11. 11. These technologies are very important but concentrate on simple low cost solutions to energy efficiency such as.Fit a lagging jacket.Insulate the roof space.Fit Draught excluders.Avail of Government grants to reduce costs.Fit energy efficient bulbs.Purchase “A” rated kitchen appliances.Replace old boiler.<br />
  12. 12. The Future ?<br />

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