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Green Technology

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Kaela McPherson
INF 103 Green Technology Geothermal Energy Solar Energy Wind Energy Energy Efficiency Review Topics of Discussion Wind Energy Solar Energy Geothermal
Energy What is Wind Energy? -Capture kinetic energy of the wind

-Turn it into electrical energy

-Turbines connect to utility grid

-Provide usable electricity Environmental Impact -2012, produced 3.5% of U.S. electricity

-2012, Iowa and South Dakota:
-20%+ electric power
generated by wind Wind Energy in the United States -Clean energy
-Sustainable
-Abundant
-Produces no toxic
emissions What is Solar Energy? Environmental Impact Solar Energy in the United States -Simply put:
“using the sun as fuel to
create heat or electricity”

(United States
Environmental Protection
Agency, 2012). -2012: 76% growth in installed capacity

-President Obama's plan:
-double energy production from renewable sources by 2020

-Majorly utilized by
Department of Defense -Natural energy source
-No burning of fossil fuels
-Renewable
-Does not deplete any natural resources What is Geothermal Energy? Environmental Impact Geothermal Energy in the United States -Captures heat energy produced below the earth’s crust

-Layer of hot molten rock and lava

-Steam from naturally heating water drives electric generators -2012: installed capacity grew by 5%

-2012: 7 new projects became operational

-U.S. has "more geothermal capacity than any other country"

(Union of Concerned Scientists, 2009b) -Clean, natural source
-Free of toxic emissions
-No depletion of resources
-Can operate 24/7
(no waiting for wind or sun) What is Energy Efficiency? -"Using less energy to provide the same service"

-Example: replace incandescent bulb with compact fluorescent bulb

-Produces same amount of light; significantly less energy

(Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 2013). Energy Star LEED Certification Energy
Efficiency -Products

-Voluntary labeling

-Communication to consumers

-Highest energy efficient standards -Green building program

-Most renowned in the world The United States can become more environmentally conscious and self-reliant through utilizing wind, solar, & geothermal energies and adopting efficient energy strategies.
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