WIND ENERGY ~ NAFTA Institute ~ Praxis Strategy Group Presentation 6 12 09

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WIND ENERGY ~ NAFTA Institute ~ Praxis Strategy Group Presentation 6 12 09

  1. 1. ALTERNATIVE ENERGY Dave Roby Chief Operating Officer
  2. 2.  Praxis Strategy Group is a growth strategy company that works with communities, economic development corporations and agencies, research and development organizations, and companies to develop and implement strategic initiatives and business ventures.Financial challenges & risk profile of new industries  An eight-time winner in the Small Business Innovation Research program and a 1997 winner of SBA’s National Tibbetts award for contributions to and success in the SBIR Program.  Business Consulting & funds sourcing  Military Base Assessment & Realignment projects  Managing Center for the Red River Valley Research Corridor – founded by Senior Senator Byron Dorgan  Have developed & executed over 20 Action Summits  Praxis Energy Group LLC  NewGeography.com  Current International projects in London & Ghana  Sister company to Flint Communications (ad agency) & Media Productions (event planning and execution unit)
  3. 3. 400+ million People In the USA by 2050 Source: Bureau of the Census, CensusScope
  4. 4. US Energy Consumption by Source: 1980-2030 (quadrillion Btu) 140 120 100 Renewable/Other Hydropower 80 Nuclear Coal 60 Natural Gas Petroleum 40 20 0 1980 1990 2000 2010 2020 2030 Source: Annual Energy Outlook. Report #:DOE/EIA-0383(2006)
  5. 5. OPEC Remains Largest Oil Source in 2030 on Current Path % Total Imports in 2030 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0% Canada Mexico North OPEC Other Other Other Other Sea Middle Latin Africa Asia East America
  6. 6. National Security Concerns  Our growing dependence on unstable parts of the world  Dangerous and costly military commitments connected to energy needs  Vulnerability of energy flows at global choke points
  7. 7. Goals of North American Energy Community Independence from unstable authoritarian governments via a full energy mix of pooled resources from US, Canada & Mexico Reduction in fossil fuel emissions, boosting alternatives + efficiency and conservation improvements go green both ways Creating basis for sustainable economic growth for all of North America
  8. 8. When Oil Alternatives are Viable Biodiesel * $80 US Corn-based ethanol * $60 Shale Oil $50 Tar sands, Brazilian cane-based ethanol, Gas-to-liquids, Coal-to-liquids $40 Cambridge Energy Research Associates; The Economist. April 22nd, 2006. *Excludes the impact of tax credits
  9. 9. Biomass Resource Capacity Available by County
  10. 10. Biomass Fuels the Economy Federal Renewable Fuels Standards Impact requiring production of 7.5 billion gallons by 2012.  the reduction of crude oil imports by 2 billion barrels  reduce payments to foreign oil producers by $64 billion.  potential to create 234,840 new jobs in all sectors of the economy  increase household income by $43 billion  add $200 billion to GDP between 2005-2012  create $6 billion in new investment in renewable fuel production facilities
  11. 11. Bio-fuel Potential  In U.S.  5.6 billion gallons of ethanol now in production  6 billion gallon capacity under construction  Cellulosic potential is enormous - provided technical challenges are overcome DOE and USDA  goal of replacing 30% of transportation petroleum used in US by 2030
  12. 12. Projected Corn Ethanol Production. . . accounts for <10% of motor fuel needs 14 12 Billion gallons 10 8 6 4 2 0 2007/08 2009/10 2011/12 2013/14 2015/16 With credit/tariff W/O credit/tariff USDA analysis
  13. 13. Biodiesel Plants CARD: Iowa State University 5/2007
  14. 14. Projected Soy Biodiesel Production. . . w/o tax credit (USDA analysis) 800 700 Million gallons 600 500 400 300 200 100 0 2007/08 2009/10 2011/12 2013/14 2015/16 With credit W/O credit USDA analysis
  15. 15. The Most Plentiful Resource 275 billion tons of Recoverable Coal
  16. 16. Coal is Electrifying  50+% electricity generated from coal in US  Abundant, cheap, widely distributed  Clean coal technologies available now  Carbon capture and sequestration  Can be mixed with biomass to lessen emissions Coal = high rank biomass  Can be gasified and liquified Coal = heavy oil
  17. 17. Hydro Power #1 Renewable in North America 1200 1000 800 Fossil/Nuke 600 Other Renew Hydro 400 200 0 Canada US Mexico Total Gigawatt Electricity Generating Capacity (2005)
  18. 18. National Center for Hydrogen Technology University of North Dakota Energy and Environmental Research Center
  19. 19. Solar Potential is Regional
  20. 20. Wind could generate as much as 11 trillion kilowatt-hours of electricity each year on the Great Plains, Great Lakes, Rocky and Appalachian Mountains. 50,000 megawatts in Canada
  21. 21. Department of Energy Announces $93 million to Support Wind Energy – April 2009
  22. 22. Cross Border Transmission ~ MATL It Can Be Done!
  23. 23. Current Transmission in Mexico
  24. 24. Barriers & Bottlenecks  Uncertainty about the future  Financial challenges & risk profile of new industries  Materials and construction – Escalating costs and shortages – Contractors running at full capacity  Distribution and transmission – Highly complex, highly integrated  Siting and permitting  TRANSMISSION
  25. 25. What Government Can Do  Increase incentives for domestic production of energy, with gradual but steady focus on renewable and clean production  More investment in and incentives for energy efficiency technologies and conservation methods  Early adopter of new technologies, e.g. hydrogen, bio jet fuels  New investment in transmission lines for energy, particularly wind, solar and other renewable forms
  26. 26. Communities, Regions & States Take the Initiative • State tax incentives, credits & goals • Community-based energy & economic development initiatives • Multi-jurisidictional energy initiatives, e.g. Plug-In Partners National Campaign Wenatchee, Washington
  27. 27. Become a possibility factory! High Throughput – Combinatorial “If you want to have good ideas you must have many ideas.” Linus Pauling Quantum chemist & biochemist Nobel Prize Winner (2 times)
  28. 28. Questions and Comment

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