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Annual Electric Utility Data – EIA-906/920/923 Data File

Specific survey information provided: 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. Energy Use & Top Energy Sources in the US.

Clean Power Published on May 21st, 2012 | by Zachary Shahan.

Energy Use & Top Energy Sources in the US

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.

U.S. must switch to renewable energy faster, expert says at WestConn

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? 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. 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.

ASES Report: Renewable Energy Can Curb Global Warming 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.

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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. Benefits of Renewable Energy Use. Renewable energy could provide 80% of US electricity - at what cost? 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.

A Blue-Collar Michigan Town Goes Green

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.

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How To Write A Proposal Essay/Paper

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. 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.

Michigan Decides 2012: Proposal 3 dictates renewable energy standards for Michigan utilities

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.