Electricity, transportation and heating.
-Electricity makes up the largest sector of energy use in the US and mostly created
from coal, nuclear, and natural gas.
-Heating makes up the second largest sector including residential and commercial
Week 7 focused on answering the question Are alternative electricity options
This week, have been exploring the answers to these questions related to
sustainable electricity: What are alternative electricity options? How do
Week 5 Notes
Energy 101: Electricity Generation
-Natural resources like coal, natural gas, etc. Must first be mined, harvested or
collected from the earth.
-For every energy source a chemical or mechanical process is required to process
Week 1 Recap
The yellow umbrella gives us a wider picture
that allows us to incorporate and think about
other aspects other than these four
What is technical
Week 11: What about heating Options?
-Cost of production
-Criteria air pollutant emissions
-Other Water pollution,
Define energy and explain the difference between energy
and power. Are energy and power the same thing? Have you
ever heard the two words used interchangeably before?
What units do we use to measure energy? What units do
we use to measure power? Wha
Week 2 Notes
How do we measure energy sustainability?
5 things you need to know
1. Energy drives the modern world and underpins every other issue. 2. We
choose our energy based on four qualities: affordable, available, reliable and
clean. 3. But clean is
-For every unit of energy we use, we waste 9. Meaning for every unit of energy that
we save, we save 9.
-When surveyed 77% of your neighbors turn of their air conditioners and use fans.
This was the only method that worked.
-If something is incon
1-Great building code- Well enforced. Buildings are very expensive
and remain for
2-Fuel efficiency standards
3-Appliances- newer appliances with energy efficiency capabilities
4-Get the prices right- 1- stop subsidizing fossil fuels, we spend nearly