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Energy Crisis: what can we do?


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Energy Crisis: what can we do?

  1. 1. Energy crisis : what can we do? Daly Xu Di 08533660 Erica Cheng Yuting 08530548
  2. 2. Contents Introduction 1 Causes and Effects 2 Solutions 3 Conclusion 4
  3. 3. Introduction <ul><li>Concept: </li></ul><ul><li>An energy crisis is any great bottleneck (or </li></ul><ul><li>price rise) in the supply of energy resources </li></ul><ul><li>to an economy. </li></ul><ul><li>Representation: </li></ul><ul><li>Oil crisis, petroleum crisis, energy shortage, </li></ul><ul><li>electricity shortage or electricity crisis. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Introduction <ul><li>Actuality: </li></ul> With the development of economy , more and more energy is needed
  5. 5. “ The Energy Crisis Has Arrived”
  6. 6. Causes <ul><li>Supply—Demand Imbalance </li></ul><ul><li>Over –consumption </li></ul><ul><li>Choke point disruption or bottlenecks </li></ul><ul><li>at oil refineries </li></ul><ul><li>Port facilities that restrict </li></ul><ul><li>fuel supply </li></ul>Oil crisis:
  7. 7. Causes Energy crisis Union organized strikes Government embargoes Regime change Monarchy collapse Military occupation Coup Over-c onsumptio n (cold winters) Ageing infrastructure Other energy crisis: Infrastructure damage from severe weather Attacks by terrorists or militia on important infrastructure Political events Industrial actions
  8. 8. Effects Electricity consumers may experience intentionally-engineered rolling blackouts during periods of insufficient supply or unexpected power outages New technology and energy efficiency measures become desirable for consumers seeking to decrease transport costs . Social effects 1 2
  9. 9. Effects Industrialized nations which dependent on oil would have an adverse effect on the economies of oil producers. Economic effects <ul><li>Tourism </li></ul><ul><li>The development </li></ul><ul><li>of coastal area </li></ul>3 4
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  11. 11. <ul><li>Oil Was Used To Manufacture Every Item In This Photograph </li></ul>ENERGY CRISIS FIGHT
  12. 12. Solutions More oil drilling More use of nuclear power and coal Passing a windfall profits tax to assure that the oil companies did not become too rich
  13. 13. Solutions Imposing taxes to assure that the price of gasoline did not fall Forcing to raise the fuel efficiency of cars Smaller, More Efficient Vehicles
  14. 14. OTHERS <ul><li>Accelerate Replacement & Control of Existing Dirty Units </li></ul><ul><li>Support/Promote Use of Clean New Generation Technologies for New Power Plants and Distributed Generation </li></ul><ul><li>Support/Promote Environmental Dispatch (Use Cleanest Units first and Dirtiest Units last and only to Avoid Emergencies) </li></ul>
  15. 15. OTHERS <ul><li>Address Power Plant Emissions Impacts on RECLAIM and RTC Prices </li></ul><ul><li>Minimize Use of Existing Diesel-fired Emergency Back-Up </li></ul><ul><li>Implement Executive Orders </li></ul><ul><li>Support/Promote Conservation Efforts </li></ul><ul><li>Investment Bankers to the Energy Industry </li></ul>
  16. 16. Conclusion World is probably beyond peak oil and gas If we are still close, turn around and retreat Finding new oil and gas takes decades The facilities need to be rebuilt.
  17. 17. “ WE” are not only Chinese It will never “be gone” but will soon be “far less than needed” addicted It is past time for debating, the crisis is here. The time to fight is NOW !! The earth’s energy has peaked and its use will start to disappear
  18. 18. References
  19. 19. References <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>http:// </li></ul><ul><li>http:// </li></ul><ul><li>Chen, A. (2006, March 27). Averting an energy crisis. eWeek , 23 (13), 33-35. Retrieved July 18, 2009, from Academic Search Premier database. </li></ul><ul><li>Lstiburek, J. (2008, July). Energy Security And Saving the Planet. ASHRAE Journal , pp. 61,64. Retrieved July 18, 2009, from Academic Search Premier database. </li></ul><ul><li>Hodgson, P. (2008). Nuclear Power and the Energy Crisis. . (pp. 238-246). Intercollegiate Studies Institute. Retrieved July 18, 2009, from Academic Search Premier database. </li></ul>
  20. 20. Energy crisis: what can we do? Thank You !