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Non-Renewable Source: http://www.energy.ca.gov/lng/faq.html; http://www.energiacostaazul.com.mx/English/constructionupdate.htm;
http://www.energy.ca.gov/lng/documents/costa_azul/2007-01-18_GOVERNORS_LNG_TASK_FORCE_BRIEFING.PDF Coal Source: http://www.eia.doe.gov/emeu/international/petroleu.html#Reserves 23 This is Sempra Energy’s
new Energía Costa Azul
facility near Ensenada,
Mexico. It should begin
operation soon, and can
process one billion cubic
feet/day. Other Renewable
Others? • Passive
– Heat conversion
– Indirect electric
– Photovoltaic 24 Problems With Other Fossil Fuels
Alternative fossil fuels have all the
inherent problems of more
conventional fossil fuels.
They also have two major problems:
– They are usually not economical to
extract at current prices.
– We aren’t sure how to extract or
process them yet. Sources: http://www.eere.energy.gov/kids/roofus/solar_panels.html; http://ostseis.anl.gov/guide/oilshale/index.cfm;
http://www.anl.gov/Media_Center/logos22-1/hydrogen.htm; http://www.epa.gov/cleanenergy/pdf/smith_may10.pdf 4 25 Problems with Nuclear Power 26 Nuclear Power Production 28 Nuclear Power in the U.S. Worldwide, nuclear power produces about
6% of the world’s electricity (the amount
varies – 75% of the electricity in Lithuania
and France comes from nuclear power).
Nuclear power also varies in the US – 18
states have no nuclear power, but it
supplies more than half the electricity in
New Hampshire and Vermont)
Problems with nuclear power: Chernobyl,
Waste and waste storage
Bomb material (nuclear and “dirty” bombs)
Non-renewable – limited fuel supply
High cost Source: http://www.hf.faa.gov/webtraining/Controls/ControlsFinal022.htm 27 Nuclear Energy Consumption, 2005 From the BP Statistical Review of World Energy, 2006.
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This note was uploaded on 12/16/2010 for the course GEOG 102 taught by Professor Osborn during the Fall '10 term at San Diego State.
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