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Old 10-23-2019, 02:32 PM   #7643 (permalink)
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U.S.Energy and climate/green deal

As of 2016,the data I have shows Total U.S.Energy Consumption at 3.6-Terra Watts.
If the energy portion currently provided by fossil-fuels were replaced by renewables,erasing the stack,cooling tower,cooling ponds,cooling rivers,and cooling ocean losses; the U.S.could do the same with 2.437-TW.
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If the U.S. were driving Battery Electric Vehicles instead of ICE,the annual consumer savings would allow a 2.259-TW of installed renewable capacity over the next 30-years,at zero cost to consumers.
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We can operate 5-times as many electric vehicles (564,805,330) on the same energy as our current ICE fleet (112,961,266).
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Eliminating the cost of pipelines,refineries,and oilfield services would finance 17.5-TW of installed renewables in 30-years.
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A Green New Deal,on a 30-year timescale appears to have an economic impact on the order of what Americans currently spend on tobacco,donuts,beer,bottled water,chocolate candy,cookies,soft drinks,and potato chips.
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Passive solar home design can cut heating and air conditioning loads by 50%.
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Ground Sourced Heat Pumps can reduce what heating and air conditioning loads that remain by 50%.
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If coal-fired electricity was priced to reflect it's hidden costs,the difference would finance 115,000 2-MW wind turbines a year.230,000-MW/year.As part of a Green New Deal,and 30-years,we'd have another 6,900,000-MW.Or 6,900-GW.Or 6.9-TW.
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Push-back to the concept is fascinating.
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