09.07 - Fossil Fuels Fossil Fuel Uses 86 of all US energy...

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1 Fossil Fuels http://oaspub.epa.gov/trs/trs_proc_qry.navigate_term?p_term_id=7068& p_term_cd=TERM Fossil Fuel Uses 86% of all US energy •~100% of all transportation fuel (oil in particular) •94% of all residential and commercial energy (heat, etc.) •93% of energy used for industry and manufacturing •75% of US electricity comes from fossil fuel power plants Fossil Fuel Problems •Carbon gas emissions - potential for climate impact Oth i t l i t i i •Other environmental impacts - mining, air pollutants (particles, sulfur) •Nonrenewable resource •Dependence on foreign oil Carbon Emissions coal, oil, natural gas <- about 50% comes from coal
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2 Comparisons of known reserves depletion at current depletion levels (BP Statistical Review of World Energy 2005 Energy 2005) OIL 41 years GAS 67 years COAL 164 years (some countries around 500 years) Peak Oil Clock US Oil Production and Imports US production has apparently peaked US imports more than it produces Peak Oil Production Excluding OPEC and Russia
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