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Transcript of Energy
A comparative look at energy policies from China, Germany, and the United States
Currently Germany uses a variety of energy sources:
biomass (wood and bio fuels
Spending on Renewable Energy
Renewable Resources- 12 %
Wind - 28%
Organic Waste - 4%
Wood - 8%
Geothermal - 3%
Natural Gas- 30%
Drawbacks to Renewable Resources:
Unfortunately the amount of energy produced from renewable resources is expensive and thought of as unreasonable when it comes to terms of profit.
Not only are facilities expensive to build and operate but they also won't be as cost effective as our natural gasses are currently.
Availability is another drawback, due to various variables resources may be difficult to produce. These variables can range from geograpic location , the season, or even the weather.
Germany develops a plan to address climate and energy changes at once...
aka. "energy turnaround
nuclear energy to be phased out by 2022.
Reduce C02 emissions by 40% below recorded 1990 levels by 2020.. 80% by2050
Increase relative share of renewable energy to as high as 80% by 2050
Increase national energy efficiency by cutting electrical consumption
What can the U.S learn from Germany?
Make a plan
Prove the worth of the program
Be knowledgeable of the market and be able to adapt
Multiple purposes and consequences of renewable energy
Why Energweide is having problems.....
1. "Close calls"
2. Dependance on public approval
3. Market Competition
3% Natural Gas
.2% Other renewables
What can the United States learn from China?
Heavy tax on nuclear producers
Moved factories outside of cities
no car days
natural gas for cooking
5 Year Plan (s)
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National Conference of State Legislature. (2013). Energy. Retrieved from http://www.ncsl.org/issues-research.aspx?tabs=951,65,163
US Department of Energy. (n.d.). Renewable resources. Retrieved from http://energy.gov/
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International Technology Education Association (2000)/2002//2007)
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