EGEE hw#1 - Energy and the Environment(EGEE 101 Homework Assignment 1 1 Energy that we consume has to be either produced(not created from domestic

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Unformatted text preview: Energy and the Environment (EGEE 101) Homework Assignment 1 1. Energy that we consume has to be either produced (not created) from domestic sources or imported from foreign countries. Energy consumption therefore, includes domestic production and imports minus exports (if any). US Energy consumed in the United States in 2004 came from various sources as shown in the diagram below. { Sources } Fig. 1 : US Energy Flow 2004 in Quadrillion Btu { Users – End-use sector } Source: http://www.eia.doe.gov/emeu/aer/diagram1.html 1 a) Prepare a table listing all the primary sources and Btus from each source (for example coal - X Quadrillion Btus and oil Y Quadrillion Btus etc.) (8 points) Primary Sources and BTUs Coal 22.69 Natural Gas 19.34 Crude Oil 11.53 NGPL 2.47 Nuclear Electric Power 8.23 Renewable Energy 6.12 Petroleum 27.68 Other 5.33 b) Draw a pie chart showing contribution (%) from fossil fuels and non fossil fuels (10 points) Fossil Fuels 56.02 Non Fossil Fuels 48.15 There are 56.02(54%) Quadrillion BTUs of fossil fuels and 48.15(46%) Quadrillion BTUs of non fossil fuels. c) What is the difference between Renewable energy and Non-renewable energy? Give 2 examples. (6 points) a. Renewable energy, such as wind or solar energy, can be remade quickly. Nonrenewable energy, such as fossil fuels and nuclear fission are limited fuels that can not be reused....
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This note was uploaded on 03/31/2008 for the course EGEE 101 taught by Professor Mathews,jonathan during the Spring '06 term at Pennsylvania State University, University Park.

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