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  1. Go Green Project: Energy Use Carl Pedersen, NDSU Energy Educator

  2. ENERGY “the ability to do work”

  3. Industrial revolution • Coal – tons of energy

  4. Transportation revolution • Oil – moveable fuel http://www.eia.doe.gov/emeu/aer/eh/frame.html

  5. Images property of Free Range Studios

  6. The U.S. gets 94 percent of its energy from nonrenewable sources and 6 percent from renewable energy sources. http://www.eia.doe.gov/emeu/aer/eh/frame.html

  7. New ideas • Biofuels • Gasification • Wind • Solar • Efficiency www.energystar.gov

  8. New ideas • Biofuels • Gasification • Wind • Solar • Efficiency www.energystar.gov

  9. Home energy use (national averages)

  10. Home energy use (upper midwest)

  11. Heat losses 30% • Attic • Basements • Walls • Windows and doors 10% U.S. Department of Energy

  12. U.S. Department of Energy

  13. Efficiency • Electronics example • Plasma TV • 75 watts standby • $65 per year in standby losses

  14. Video games • Nintendo Wii • Sony Playstation 3

  15. Efficiency • Lighting • CFL • 75% less energy • Less cooling in summer • $50 per bulb

  16. Determining energy use

  17. Determining cost

  18. Energy efficiency • Fix the leaky faucet