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Michigan. Biomass. Solar. Wind. Megawatts to Kilowatts Conversion Calculator. How many and what kind of power plants are there in the United States? - FAQ. Annual Electric Utility Data – EIA-906/920/923 Data File. The survey Form EIA-923 collects detailed electric power data -- monthly and annually -- on electricity generation, fuel consumption, fossil fuel stocks, and receipts at the power plant and prime mover level. Specific survey information provided: Schedule 2 - fuel receipts and costs Schedules 3A & 5A - generator data including generation, fuel consumption and stocks Schedule 4 - fossil fuel stocks Schedules 6 & 7 - non-utility source and disposition of electricity Schedules 8A-F - environmental data Monthly data (M) - over 1,900 plants from the monthly survey Annual final data - approximately 1,900 monthly plants + 4,100 plants from the annual survey Annual early release data (ER) NOTE: data not yet validated - includes approximately 1,900 monthly plants + 4,100 plants from the annual survey.

A small number of plants are excluded pending data validation. Power plant data prior to 2001 are separate files for utility and nonutility plants. Report_on_Implementation_of_PA_295_RE_Standards_and_Cost_Effectiveness_of_Standards_345871_7.pdf (application/pdf Object) Electric Power Annual - Summary Statistics for the United States.

[1] Includes anthracite, bituminous, subbituminous and lignite coal. Waste and synthetic coal are included starting in 2002. [2] Distillate fuel oil (all diesel and No. 1, No. 2, and No. 4 fuel oils), residual fuel oil (No. 5 and No. 6 fuel oils and bunker C fuel oil), jet fuel, kerosene, petroleum coke (converted to liquid petroleum, see Technical Notes for conversion methodology) and waste oil. [3] Includes a small number of generators for which waste heat is the primary energy source. [4] Blast furnace gas, propane gas, and other manufactured and waste gases derived from fossil fuels. [5] Conventional hydroelectric power excluding pumped storage facilities. [6] Other renewables represents the summation of the sub-categories of Wind, Solar Thermal and Photovoltaic, Wood and Wood Derived Fuels, Geothermal, and Other Biomass. [10] Non-biogenic municipal solid waste, batteries, chemicals, hydrogen, pitch, purchased steam, sulfur, tire-derived fuels and miscellaneous technologies.

R = Revised. Energy Use & Top Energy Sources in the US. Clean Power Published on May 21st, 2012 | by Zachary Shahan The Energy Information Administration (EIA) recently released some new charts and diagrams on energy sources and energy consumption in the US. I’m always a sucker for a chart, and I imagine many of you are as well, so here are a few of those: As you can see in this first one, electricity takes the cake when it comes to energy use, followed by transportation: When it comes to the top sources, petroleum is number one, followed by natural gas, coal, renewable energy, and nuclear: And, for a more nuanced look at what each energy source is used for, there’s this one (the numbers above the lines on the left side show what percentage of each energy source is going to which sector, and the percentage above the lines on the right side show what percentage of each sector is supplied by each energy source — for example, 100% of nuclear power is used to produce electricity, and 21% of electricity comes from nuclear power): Source: EIA.

Top 10 Renewable Energy States (& Worst States for Renewable Energy) U.S. must switch to renewable energy faster, expert says at WestConn. DANBURY -- The United States will run out of all its domestic oil reserves in three years if oil use continues at current rates, while the world has about 40 years left until all of the oil is gone, environment expert Drury Bacon said Thursday. It's time to seriously begin looking at alternate energy sources, Bacon said.

He spoke to community members at the "Science-at-Night" lecture series at Western Connecticut State University. Bacon is an alternative energy consultant and chemical engineer for Allwest Energy, an Arizona-based company founded in the 1990s to design and install solar and wind electric systems. "The good news is, we have plenty of alternative energy," he said. "Is there enough time to make a difference? I think so. " Alternative energy, including wind and solar power, is abundant and the technology already exists to begin producing alternative energy for mass consumption, said Bacon, who founded the organization Friends of the Environment. But the rate is changing. Benefits of Renewable Energy. ASES Report: Renewable Energy Can Curb Global Warming by 2030. American Solar Energy Society (ASES) unveiled its 200-page landmark report, "Tackling Climate Change in the U.S.: Potential Carbon Emissions Reductions from Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy by 2030.

" The report illustrates how concentrating solar power (CSP), photovoltaics (PV), wind power, biomass, biofuels, and geothermal power, combined with energy efficiency measures, can displace approximately 1.2 billion tons of carbon emissions annually by the year 2030 -- the magnitude of reduction that scientists believe is necessary to prevent the most dangerous consequences of climate change.

The results of these studies show that renewable energy has the potential to provide approximately 40% of the U.S. electric energy need projected for 2030 by the Energy Information Administration (EIA). After we reduce the EIA electricity projection by taking advantage of energy efficiency measures, renewables could provide about 50% of the remaining 2030 U.S. electric need. Tunnel Vision.

I know you are invited to at least one wedding this summer. Bring your camera. This is a neat way to present a special wedding picture. It's an old paper trick call a tunnel card. I like to frame it in a shadow box and give it to the married couple. You might even get away with not having to buy one of those expensive items on their gift registry. Materials: 4 copies of a photo that has a fore, middle and background. shadowbox frame mat 2 pieces of cardstock glue stick Tools: scissors In this sample, the frame and mat are 8" x 10". Leave one photo as is. Glue the pleated card stock to the back of the mat. You should have a photo that looks like this one. Benefits of Renewable Energy Use. Renewable energy could provide 80% of US electricity - at what cost? [media-credit name="Denver Post" align="alignright" width="270"] [/media-credit] The United States could be getting 80 percent of its electricity from renewable sources by 2050 and all it would take is doubling the pace for installing renewable energy sources and then doubling it again and somewhere between $320 billion and $1 trillion – on top of a baseline $4 trillion in investments.

Of course, the costs and the pace of renewable energy will depend upon the demands for power and the rate of technological change for wind, solar and geothermal power. Those, in a gross over-simplification, are the findings of the “Renewable Electricity Futures Study” – a monumental, four-volume, 865-page opus – by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden. The “80 percent by 2050” made a little bit of a pop in the news, but reporters moved on pretty quickly, for truth told, this study wasn’t written for journalists but policymakers. And here’s what I’ve gleaned: So what have we learned? Electricity - Data. A Blue-Collar Michigan Town Goes Green. The state of Michigan has mandated that municipalities generate 10 percent of their energy from renewable sources by 2015. Wyandotte, a 24,000-resident enclave downriver from Detroit, is at 30 percent. “You think of places like Portland when it comes to green energy, but Wyandotte is this blue-collar community that just wants to get things right,” says John Sarver, who worked with the town when he was at the Michigan Energy Office.

The big push toward conservation and renewable energy came from a program of free energy audits for homes and businesses, says Paul LaManes, assistant general manager for Wyandotte Municipal Services. That was combined with 1.99 percent guaranteed loans to do those “unglamorous” things such as insulation and wiring. Next the department extended loans for solar panels and committed to buy back the extra energy generated, so some residents now pay no utility bills. The local utility also offers incentives for homes to switch to geothermal energy. How To Write A Proposal Essay/Paper. Viable Proposal Since a collage would be like giving the student an opportunity to go back and review a subject and at the same time would resemble preparation for a presentation, the time and effort required to go back and re-read a work as well as prepare the collage creatively would be worthy of the replacement of the lowest quiz grade. Our course mentor said that this project would be a nice feature to the class because, just like any play is better seen than read, the collage will allow students to get the visual aspect behind a work and help them to grasp the ideas better.

Past visuals that we have used in class to describe scenes from our readings such as The Tempest and the Odyssey have greatly helped me to understand some of the ideas of the stories. Finally, I have discussed with the students in our class about the idea of a collage replacing the lowest quiz grade and the overwhelming majority agreed to the idea. Wyandotte.patch. National business magazine features story on state's largest municipally-owned solar energy project. The popular weekly business magazine Bloomberg Businessweek has featured a story on the May unveiling of , which is located in Wyandotte. The Wyandotte solar photovoltaic project features 884 solar photovoltaic modules, most of which are located atop the roof of the city’s water settling basin building. A smaller “solar garden” is located next to the municipal services facility near the north end of .

The overall system boasts a 212.16 kilowatt capacity and generates the equivalent power supply of 50 average-sized houses. “You think of places like Portland when it comes to green energy, but Wyandotte is this blue-collar community that just wants to get things right,” John Sarver, executive director of the Great Lakes Renewable Energy Association, said in the Bloomberg story entitled A Blue-Collar Michigan Town Goes Green. Read the full Bloomberg story. Michigan Decides 2012: Proposal 3 dictates renewable energy standards for Michigan utilities. Three wind turbines operate near a farm in Missaukee County's Richland Township near the town of McBain. File photo | Muskegon Chronicle Editor's note: Michigan Decides 2012 is a six-week series in which MLive explores the half dozen proposals facing Michigan voters on the Nov. 6 ballot.

Two sides of the renewable energy ballot Proposal 3 paint very different pictures of Michigan if voters approve the measure. Supporters depict a state infused with more than $10 billion in investments, tens of thousands of new jobs, and a cleaner, healthier environment. Opponents convey the image of a Michigan rattled with $12 billion in burdensome costs, higher electric bills, and some 3,100 wind turbines taller than the state Capitol obstructing the landscape.

Known as the 25 by 25 proposal, it would amend the constitution to require Michigan utilities to derive at least 25 percent of their annual electric retail sales from clean renewable sources, including wind, solar, biomass and hydropower, by 2025.