Energy Conservation And Going Green Class 2 Gccc


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Conserving Energy and Going Green Class 2 presented by Joe Boisvert, Gulf Coast Community College Encore Instructor

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Energy Conservation And Going Green Class 2 Gccc

  1. 1. Conserving Energy Class 2 <ul><li>Going Green </li></ul><ul><li>Instructor – Joe Boisvert </li></ul><ul><li>October 2, 2009 </li></ul>
  2. 2. Emerging green technology consumers Some 12 per cent of US adults — some 25 million Americans — are willing to pay extra for consumer electronics that use less energy or come from a company that is environmentally friendly.
  3. 3. Bright Green12%, Green 43%, Non Green the rest 47% <ul><li>Green consumers -  are 41 percent of US adults. </li></ul><ul><li>These 90 million consumers share concerns about environmental issues, </li></ul><ul><li>But do not strongly agree that they would pay more for environmentally friendly products. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Awareness of Recycling and Pollution <ul><li>The amount of wood and paper we throw away each year is enough to heat 50 million homes for 20 years. </li></ul><ul><li>99.5 percent of all fresh water on Earth is in icecaps and glaciers. </li></ul><ul><li>Each gallon of gas used by a car contributes about 19 pounds of CO2 into the atmosphere.  </li></ul><ul><li>For a single car driving 1,000 miles a month, that adds up to 120 tons of CO2 a year. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Green Facts <ul><li>About 110 million Americans live in areas with levels of air pollutants the federal government considers to be harmful. </li></ul><ul><li>Americans dump 16 tons of sewage into their waters--every minute of every day. </li></ul><ul><li>Although water covers two-thirds of the surface of the Earth, all the fresh water in lakes, streams, and rivers represents only one-hundredth of the Earth's total water. </li></ul><ul><li>Each year, 1 million sea birds, 100,000 marine mammals, and 50,000 fur seals are killed as the result of eating or being strangled in plastic. </li></ul>
  6. 6. We Should Recycle <ul><li>Americans throw away 25 billion Styrofoam coffee cups every year, and 2.5 million plastic beverage bottles every hour. </li></ul><ul><li>Americans throw away enough glass bottles and jars to fill the 1,350-foot twin towers of New York's World Trade Center every two weeks. </li></ul><ul><li>Americans throw away about 40 billion soft drink cans and bottles every year.  Placed end to end, they would reach to the moon and back nearly 20 times. </li></ul><ul><li>Eighty-four percent of a typical household's waste--including food scraps, yard waste, paper, cardboard, cans, and bottles--can be recycled. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Biodiesel Part of the Solution for New Fuel Sources
  8. 8. What is Biodiesel? <ul><li>Biodiesel is the name of a clean burning alternative fuel, produced from domestic, renewable resources. </li></ul><ul><li>Biodiesel contains no petroleum, but it can be blended at any level with petroleum diesel to create a biodiesel blend. </li></ul><ul><li>It can be used in compression-ignition (diesel) engines with little or no modifications. Biodiesel is simple to use, biodegradable, nontoxic, and essentially free of sulfur and aromatics. </li></ul>
  9. 10. New Tread - Powered by Biodiesel
  10. 11. Is Biodiesel the same thing as raw vegetable oil? <ul><li>No! Biodiesel is produced from any fat or oil such as soybean oil, through a refinery process. </li></ul><ul><li>This process is a reaction of the oil with an alcohol to remove the glycerin, which is a by-product of biodiesel production. </li></ul><ul><li>Biodiesel is the only alternative fuel to have fully completed the health effects testing requirements of the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments. </li></ul>
  11. 12. Is biodiesel used as a pure fuel or is it blended with petroleum diesel? <ul><li>Biodiesel can be used as a pure fuel or blended with petroleum in any percentage. </li></ul><ul><li>B20 (a blend of 20 percent by volume biodiesel with 80 percent by volume petroleum diesel) has demonstrated significant environmental benefits with a minimum increase in cost for fleet operations and other consumers. </li></ul>
  12. 13. How much biodiesel has been produced in the US? The National Biodiesel Board has released the following production volume estimates for the US: <ul><li>FY 2008 -- 700 million gallons </li></ul><ul><li>FY 2007 -- 450 million gallons </li></ul><ul><li>FY 2006 -- 250 million gallons </li></ul><ul><li>FY 2005 -- 75 million gallons </li></ul><ul><li>FY 2004 -- 25 million gallons </li></ul><ul><li>FY 2003 -- 20 million gallons </li></ul><ul><li>FY 2002 -- 15 million gallons </li></ul><ul><li>FY 2001 -- 5 million gallons </li></ul><ul><li>FY 2000 -- 2 million gallons </li></ul><ul><li>FY 1999 -- 500,000 gallons </li></ul>
  13. 14. Panama City Will Run City Vehicles On Biodiesel Fuel <ul><li> </li></ul>
  14. 15. Conservation of Resources <ul><li>Using recycled paper for one print run of the Sunday edition of the New York Times would save 75,000 trees. </li></ul><ul><li>If every American recycled just one-tenth of their newspapers, we would save about 25 million trees a year. </li></ul><ul><li>Each year, 40 million acres of tropical rainforests--an area larger than the state of California--are destroyed through logging or burning. </li></ul>
  15. 16. Water and Energy Info <ul><li>The typical American home uses about 300 gallons of water a day. </li></ul><ul><li>A 1/32&quot; leak in a faucet can waste up to 6,000 gallons of water a month, or 72,000 gallons a year. </li></ul><ul><li>America's refrigerators use about 7 percent of the nation's total electricity consumption--the output of about 25 large power plants. </li></ul><ul><li>By turning the heat down, Americans could save more than 500,000 barrels of oil each day--that's over 21,000,000 gallons. </li></ul>
  16. 17. Know the Facts <ul><li>By the year 2000, U.S. businesses needed the equivalent of all the office space in Pittsburgh, PA, to store the paper it used in just one year. </li></ul><ul><li>Driving an average of 1,000 miles a month produces about 120 tons of carbon dioxide a year. </li></ul><ul><li>If all the cars on U.S. roads had properly inflated tires, it would save nearly 2 billion gallons of gasoline a year. </li></ul>
  17. 18. Fun Facts <ul><li>Alaska More than half of the coastline of the entire United States is in Alaska. </li></ul><ul><li>Amazon </li></ul><ul><li>The Amazon rainforest produces more than 20%  the world's oxygen supply. </li></ul><ul><li>The Amazon River pushes so much water into the Atlantic Ocean that, more than one hundred miles at sea off the mouth of the river, one can dip fresh water out of the ocean.  </li></ul><ul><li>The volume of water in the Amazon river is  greater than the next eight largest rivers in the world combined and three times the flow of all rivers in the United States. </li></ul>
  18. 19. Fun Facts _ Conclusion <ul><li>Antarctica Antarctica is  the only land on our planet that is not owned by any country.  </li></ul><ul><li>Ninety percent of the world's ice covers Antarctica. </li></ul><ul><li>This ice also represents seventy percent of all the fresh water in the world.  </li></ul><ul><li>As strange as it sounds, however, Antarctica is essentially a  desert.  The average yearly total precipitation is about two inches Although covered with ice (all but 0.4% of it, i.e.), Antarctica is the driest place on the planet, with an absolute humidity lower than the Gobi desert. Brazil </li></ul><ul><li>Brazil got its name from the nut, not the other way around. Canada </li></ul><ul><li>Canada has more lakes than the rest of the world combined.  Canada is an Indian word  meaning &quot;Big Village.&quot; </li></ul>
  19. 20. Things to Think About??? <ul><li>How to save money by reducing energy usage. Energy costs are significant part of our budget. </li></ul><ul><li>Long Term Energy Efficiencies Improvements to reduce costs, Energy Star Appliances and better fuel efficient cars or trucks, reducing electricity usage. </li></ul>