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Did You Know

  1. 1. DID YOU KNOW?<br />
  2. 2. Did you know?<br />a 100-mile-by-100-mile solar thermal installation in the American Southwest could meet the entire country’s energy needs?<br />That area is just a little larger than the amount of land in the U.S. that has been strip-mined for coal . <br />Source: http://ecolocalizer.com/2008/05/10/solar-energy-could-power-us-many-times-over/<br />
  3. 3. Did you know?<br />All of California&apos;s electricity can be produced from 200 square miles of sunshine - 128,000 acres of desert land. <br />Lake Mead, behind Hoover Dam, covers more than 200 square miles. <br />Source:<br />http://www.americanenergyindependence.com/solarenergy.aspx<br />
  4. 4. Did you know?<br />Concentrating solar power could meet up to 7 percent of the world’s projected power needs in 2030 and a full quarter by 2050<br />Source: http://www.consumerenergyreport.com/2009/05/26/desert-solar-power-can-supply-a-quarter-of-worlds-energy-needs/<br />
  5. 5. Did you know?<br />Covering 4% of the world&apos;s desert area with photovoltaics could supply the equivalent of all of the world&apos;s electricity. <br />The Gobi Desert alone could supply almost all of the world&apos;s total electricity demand.<br />Now think of all the conflicts it would solve. Or the new ones it will ignite.<br />
  6. 6. Did you know?<br />Constructing a large array of solar panels in the Sahara desert (a fraction of it, probably the size of a small country) can provide enough electricity to supply all the power needs of the entire Europe (only $70 billion would be needed in order for the idea to become a reality. <br />Why “only”? The United States consumes nearly a million dollars of energy per minute, 24 hours a day, every day of the year. There are 1,440 minutes per day, and 525,600 minutes in a common year.<br />
  7. 7. Did you know?<br />US Oil imports Net = 10,400,000 barrels per day. Currently, oil barrel is above $70 - that means $728,000,000 a day. Or 0.73 billion dollars a day. Or 22 billion per month. Or 260+ billion per year.<br />Source: http://www.nationmaster.com/country/us-united-states/ene-energy<br />
  8. 8. Did you know?<br />U.S. Foreign Oil Dependence: U.S. imports nearly 70% of Foreign Oil. <br />In August 20009 alone US imported 355 million barrels of oil and sent $25.2  billion overseas<br />U.S. Sent $18.6 Billion Overseas and Imported 375 Million Barrels of Oil in April 2009<br />U.S. Sent $18 Billion Overseas and Imported 386 Million Barrels of Oil in March 2009<br />U.S. Sent $13 Billion Overseas and Imported 339 Million Barrels of Oil in February 2009 <br />Source: http://www.pickensplan.com/oilimports/<br />
  9. 9. And did you know?<br />Dr. Global Warming Himself, aka Al Gore, burned through 22,619 kilowatt-hours of electricity at his house last August, a rate that is TWICE the level used by an average U.S. household IN AN ENTIRE YEAR. <br />Source: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,254908,00.html<br />
  10. 10. Did you know?<br />Al Gore’s home uses 20 times the energy of average American homes …and that is after going “green”(http://newsbusters.org/node/11073) .<br />The Tennessee Center for Policy Research charged that the gas and electric bills for the former vice president&apos;s 20-room home and pool house devoured nearly 221,000 kilowatt-hours in 2006, more than 20 times the national average of 10,656 kilowatt-hours. (http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/story?section=...&id=5072659) <br />Another classic example of “Do As I Say, Not As I Do”. <br />More info: http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/02/28/politics/main2522844.shtml andhttp://www.snopes.com/politics/business/gorehome.asp<br />
  11. 11. Now you know.<br />Did you know any of this? <br />Let others know too.<br />