I can explain the technical and economic tradeoffs of making electricity from natural gas, coal, nuclear, wind, solar, and biomass energy sources. I'm familiar with air pollution control technologies, including CO2 capture and sequestration. I have a good understanding of the science on global warming and can explain how energy use inefficiencies and various fuels and technologies contribute to that process. I can tell you why we have to build more new gas, nuclear, wind, and solar power plants, but will still have to keep using coal for a few decades to make elctricity. I can explain energy conversion efficiency and power plant operations. However ... I'm not an electrician, so probably cannot help with questions on motors or wiring. ;-)
Forty years as a registered professional mechanical engineer.
Graduate of Purdue University, School of Mechanical Engineering.
EPA, DOE, State Department, USAID, World Bank, Bechtel Power Corporation, U.S. Generating Company, numerous electric utility and independent power companies.
Energy conversion makes the world go round! Everyone is interested in energy matters, but not many are asking the kind of questions needed to make informed choices about our energy future and how it affects the environment of our planet.
I want to share my 40 years experience and knowledge of energy conversion and electric power generation with as many people as possible.
The electricity consumed by an average American household in a year requires burning about 5,000 pounds of coal to produce that electricity.
By the time today's 1st grader graduates from an engineering college, no one will doubt the reality of global warming and its consequences. With continuing global population growth, electricity use may have increased by 50% or more and energy prices will have at least doubled in real terms. Things are changing rapidly, and far too little public education is being provided on these matters.
|Jeff||06/23/13||10||10||10||Excellent answer. Very complete and well explained .....|
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