Want to end climate change? Stop funding it #endfossilfuelsubsidies

by TXsharon on June 18, 2012

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WCGasette June 18, 2012 at 1:05 pm

Trending #2 right now.

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luc June 19, 2012 at 12:32 pm

U.S. post 9/11 wars could cost $3.7 trillion.

$3.7 trillion dollars, it was far enough to launch an internatio­­­nal Manhattan Project to save energy and to end world’s oil addiction and to break up OPEC, which earned $1 trillion last year.

– The U.S. could produce over one billion tons of biomass a year (300 milion tons of oil equivalent) by 2030, according to a report from the Department of Energy.
– LED bulbs use 80% less power and last 25 times longer.
– A super insulated house needs virtually no heating or cooling.
– A solar water heating system can save 50-75% of the water heating cost.
– A ice storage air-condit­­­ioning system will use 30%-50% less energy than convention­­­al air-condit­­­ioning system. It makes ice at night, and uses that ice during the day to cool the building.
– Cargo ships fitted with sail will burn between 10% and 60% less fuel.
– A biogas truck can save 20 000 gallon of diesel a year.
– Freight trains are using 3 times less fuel than trucks.
Double stack freight trains are 5 times more efficient than trucks.
Freight barges are using 9 times less fuel than trucks.

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GhostBlogger June 19, 2012 at 10:37 pm

In the meanwhile, Enbridge just had *another* pipeline spill, likely tar sands crude.

http://in.reuters.com/article/2012/06/20/enbridge-spill-idINL1E8HJLJ420120620

Yet, there’s supposed to be having a meeting Thursday about the progress Enbridge is making on the spilled tar sands crude in Marshall Michigan almost 2 years ago. But, there’s still plenty of oil in the river, per locals there.

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GhostBlogger June 19, 2012 at 10:43 pm

“If Texas had used more solar energy last summer, electricity customers could have spent nearly 10 percent less on power, according to a hypothetical analysis released Tuesday.”

http://fuelfix.com/blog/2012/06/19/solar-power-could-have-saved-520-million-last-summer-study-says/

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luc June 20, 2012 at 3:57 am

111 million households (both single-family and multi-family units) use 258 TWh of electricity for air-conditioning annually.

With ice storage air-condit­ioning systems (they use 30%-50% less energy than convention­­­al air-conditioning systems) and heat reflective window films (heat reflective films reject up to 97% of the sun’s infrared light and reject up to 60% of the heat coming through your windows), a lot of energy could be saved.

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TXsharon June 20, 2012 at 5:34 pm

If you have resources for more information about these, please add the links. Thanks.

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luc June 21, 2012 at 5:49 am

- Total Consumption for Air-Conditioning by Equipment Type, 2005.
Energy Information Administration.
http://www.eia.gov/consumption/residential/data/2005/c&e/airconditioning/pdf/tableac2.pdf

– Heat reflective window films

http://www.greenyour.com/home/home-improvement/window/tips/choose-a-window-film

The new 3M Prestige Series window films have the highest visible light transmission.

http://solutions.3m.com/wps/portal/3M/en_US/Window_Film/Solutions/Markets-Products/Residential/Sun_Control_Window_Films/Prestige_Series/

– Ice storage air-conditioning systems.

A Ice storage air-conditioning system makes ice at night, and uses that ice during the day to cool the building.
At night, it’s cooler, you need less energy to freeze the ice.

http://www.dailyenergyreport.com/2010/11/ice-bear-energy-storage-system-provides-relief-to-the-air-conditioning-industry/

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