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Public Affairs 678.01 Presentation

  1. 1. Energy Use in the United States
  2. 2. Agenda Question Why is it important History Options Recommendation
  3. 3. QuestionHow can the United States create energywhile slowing down the amount of carbon emissions being released into the atmosphere?
  4. 4. Why is it important Carbon Emissions are being released into the atmosphere and causing global warming The United States is responsible for nearly 25% of fossil fuel emissions in the world Our world will change dramatically if fossil fuels are continued to create energy
  5. 5. History Fossil fuels are concentrated organic compounds found in the Earth’s crust They were formed over millions of years by the decomposing remains of plants and animals under immense heat and pressure There are three separate types of fossil fuels; coal, petroleum, and natural gas.
  6. 6. History They became a popular way of supplying energy in the United States in the early 19th century Since then they have grown to supply almost all of the energy demand for the United States According to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA), fossil fuels meet around 84 percent of U.S. energy demand
  7. 7. History They can combine with water vapor in the air to form acidic compounds that create acid rain, and burning fossil fuels releases carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas that scientists believe is key factor in global climate change They are in such high demand in our current economy that they could be used up in the near future
  8. 8. Objectives To find an economically feasible way to supple energy to the meet the demands in the United States Look at other countries to find new ways of supply energy while lowering carbon emissions into the atmosphere
  9. 9. Options The first option would be to not change the amount of fossil fuels used in the United States There could be more supply then we had originally thought Also, because of the “going green” cause people may cut back usage on their own
  10. 10. Options The second option is wind renewable energy, which does not release carbon emissions Wind energy is when “large, modern wind turbines are used to generate electricity, either for individual use or for contribution to a utility power grid The Department of Energy has estimated that wind power could account for 20 percent of the nation’s electricity supply by 2030
  11. 11. Options The third option would be to add tax incentives as well as subsidies for hybrid vehicles To get more people driving hybrid cars or using public transportation The vehicles we drive release over 1.7 billion metric tons of greenhouse gases (GHGs) into the atmosphere each year—mostly in the form of carbon dioxide (CO2)—contributing to global climate change.
  12. 12. Recommendation My recommendation is wind energy Wind power is one of the fastest-growing sources of energy around the world Wind energy will never run out and does not harm the environment
  13. 13. Thank You