Introduction – If Green Energy Is So Great, Why Aren’t We Using It?

Course Overview

  • Green energy is getting better and cheaper, yet we still largely rely on fossil fuels. Why haven’t we switched to solar and wind energy yet?

    Which Countries Will Be Underwater Due To Climate Change? –
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    What Would Happen If We Burned All The Fossil Fuels On Earth?…
    “A new study published today in Science Advances finds that if we burn all of the remaining fossil fuels on Earth, almost all of the ice in Antarctica will melt, potentially causing sea levels to rise by as much as 200 feet–enough to drown most major cities in the world.”

    Who’s Winning The Battle To Replace Coal?…
    “Coal is losing the battle for the electricity future in the United States. Investment in new coal-fired generating capacity has dried up with its share of electricity generation dropping from 53% in 2000 to 34% in 2015.”

    Electricity in the United States…
    “In 2015, coal was used for about 33% of the 4 trillion kilowatthours of electricity generated in the United States. In addition to being burned to heat water for steam, natural gas can also be burned to produce hot combustion gases that pass directly through a natural gas turbine, spinning the turbine’s blades to generate electricity.”

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