Fossil Fuels

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  • Fossil Fuels

    1. 1. TEAM COOL
    2. 2. FOSSIL FUELS = POLLUTION
    3. 3. “ Pollution from power plants cuts short the lives of nearly 24,000 Americans nationwide every year.”
    4. 4. Coal Consumption Increase in Coal = Increase in Pollution
    5. 5. China’s coal plants cause 400,000 premature deaths a year (in China)
    6. 6. “ 30 percent of childhood asthma is due to environmental exposures”
    7. 7. “ Of the largest 1000 fossil fuel-fired power plants in the U.S., 77% are not subject to pollution controls…”
    8. 8. “ Today’s typical auto actually releases more global warming emissions than they did 20 years ago.”
    9. 9. “ Vehicle exhaust contributes roughly 95 percent of all carbon monoxide emissions nationwide in cities”
    10. 10. “ More than 15,000 people are treated annually in hospital emergency rooms for carbon monoxide exposure”
    11. 11. “ In one year, a car can produce 4 times its own weight in carbon monoxide”
    12. 13. POLLUTION = GLOBAL WARMING
    13. 17. Dependency on Fossil Fuels $
    14. 18. Problem <ul><li>The inexpensiveness and easy storage creates our dependence on Fossil Fuels. </li></ul>
    15. 19. RENEWABLE ENERGY
    16. 20. Alternative Energy Sources <ul><li>Solar Power </li></ul><ul><li>Fuel Cells </li></ul><ul><li>Biomass Power </li></ul><ul><li>Wind Power </li></ul><ul><li>Wood Energy </li></ul><ul><li>Geothermal Power </li></ul>
    17. 21. An Investment
    18. 22. Wind Power
    19. 23. “ One proposed wind farm in West Virginia, would cost $300,000,000 to build”
    20. 24. “ State-of-the-art wind power plants at excellent sites are generating electricity at less than 5 cents/kWh”
    21. 25. Price Cut <ul><li>If an investor-owned utility (IOU) owned and financed the facility instead there could be a 30% reduction in cents/kWh </li></ul><ul><li>(as low as 3.5 cents/kWh) </li></ul>
    22. 26. Solar Energy
    23. 27. “ In some physically isolated settings, it can cost a homeowner $10,000 or more to connect to the utility grid solar electricity”
    24. 28. “ A large-scale photovoltaic production plant would cost $660 million up-front”
    25. 29. Not Economically Beneficial <ul><li>Solar Energy: </li></ul><ul><li>22-40 cents per kilowatt-hour </li></ul><ul><li>Current average : </li></ul><ul><li>11 cents per kilowatt-hour </li></ul>
    26. 30. Ready Now
    27. 31. Wood Pellets
    28. 32. “ A typical pellet stove cost about $11.50 per million Btu, a figure that is less than the cost of electric heat”
    29. 33. Sawdust Creates Wood Pellets 40 lb. bag is on average $3.00
    30. 34. <ul><li>Wood Pellets: </li></ul><ul><li>Inexpensive </li></ul><ul><li>Less Storage Space </li></ul><ul><li>Transportable </li></ul><ul><li>Comes from Waste </li></ul><ul><li>Can be Co-Fired </li></ul>
    31. 35. Geothermal Energy
    32. 36. Geothermal energy is an enormous, underused heat and power resource
    33. 37. <ul><li>“ Many homeowners could spend from $35 to $70 less per month” </li></ul><ul><li>(on energy bills) </li></ul>
    34. 38. <ul><li>“ A 3,000 sq. ft. house in Oklahoma City has a verified average electric bill of $60 per month - using a geothermal heat pump.” </li></ul>
    35. 39. 1932 – Fossil Fuels
    36. 40. Present Day – Geothermal Energy
    37. 41. Geothermal Energy <ul><li>Clean </li></ul><ul><li>Reliable </li></ul><ul><li>Homegrown </li></ul><ul><li>Cost Efficient </li></ul><ul><li>Available in many locations </li></ul>
    38. 42. FROM THE DARK PAST
    39. 43. TO THE BRIGHT FUTURE

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