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Energy History And Renewable Energy In The 21st

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Energy History And Renewable Energy In The 21st

  1. 1. The benefits of renewable energy in the 21st century<br />A presentation by Kim Johnson<br />Res/110<br />University of Phoenix<br />
  2. 2. Pre-industrial era 18th & 19th centuries (Bing, 2010)<br />
  3. 3. Pre-industrial era 18th & 19th centuries (Bing, 2010)<br />
  4. 4. Industrial revolution 20th century<br />
  5. 5. Industrial revolution 20th century<br />Energy resources <br />(National Renewable Energy Laboratory, 2010), (Union of Concerned Scientists, 2010)<br />Biomass energy<br />Solar photovoltaic<br />Solar thermal<br />Wind<br />Hydroelectric<br />Geothermal<br />Coal<br />Oil<br />Natural gas<br />Nuclear power<br />
  6. 6. Timeline for Electricity from Renewable resources<br />2002: Senate Bill 1078 establishes the RPS program, requiring 20 percent renewable energy by 2017.<br />2003: Energy Action Plan I accelerated the 20 percent deadline to 2010.<br />2005: Energy Action Plan II recommends a further goal of 33 percent by 2020.<br />2006: Senate Bill 107 codified the accelerated 20 percent by 2010 deadline into law.<br />2008: Governor Schwarzenegger issues Executive Order requiring 33 percent renewable by 2020.<br />2010: Electric utilities must generate 20 percent of their electricity from renewable resources.<br />2020: Electric utilities must generate 33 percent of their electricity from renewable resources. (www.energy.ca.gov, 2009)<br />
  7. 7. Job Creation (www.ucsusa.org, 2010)<br />297, 000 new jobs expected from renewable energy development<br />33 percent by 2025<br />
  8. 8. Economic Devlopment(www.ucsusa.org)<br />$263.4 billion in new capital<br />$13.5 billion in income to rural land owners<br />$11.5 billion in local tax revenues<br />
  9. 9. Savings (www.ucsusa.org)<br />Monetary<br />$64.3 billion in lower utility bills by 2025. <br />Sell energy back to the grid<br />Environmental<br />Two to four percent carbon reduction levels by 2025 is equivalent to taking 45.3 million cars off the road.<br />

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