Anjali- ScrAPESbook- 7

Anjali- ScrAPESbook- 7 - Summary #7 V. Energy Resources and...

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Summary #7 V. Energy Resources and Consumption Sunday, July 27, 2008 Politics short-circuits a more energy-efficient air conditioner California’s Energy Commission began a new plan for air conditioning so that it more effective and uses less electricity. California is spending $2 million on a project to create an air conditioner custom-made for California and the West. Californian families are running their air conditioners all day, everyday during the summer due to the extreme heat. “About 30 percent of the peak electricity demand on such a day is powering our air conditioners.” Air conditioning manufacturers have been required to follow a one national energy- efficiency standard for their products, and that one standard is made for the more humid climates of the East and Southeast. That means all air conditioners are made to work best in temperatures around 82 degrees, and they use most of their energy drying the air before cooling it. But California's temperatures are often over 100 degrees, and the humidity is much lower, so the air does not need to be dried
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This note was uploaded on 10/01/2011 for the course ENVIRON 100 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at UC Irvine.

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Anjali- ScrAPESbook- 7 - Summary #7 V. Energy Resources and...

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