Energy Resources

"Civilization as we know it will not survive unless we can find a way to live without fossil fuels." 
        ~ David Goldstein, Ph.D,  co-director of the Natural Resource Defense Council Energy Program 

Here you will find energy and sustainability specific links on the internet that correlate to the Sustainable Energy Course. These will be used in various capacities such as research, reference, calculations and so on. Below you will find the title of the websites, the corresponding link and a description of the websites purpose. These websites are not affiliated with the Sustainability program but are to be used as points of reference for the students and visitors. It is an ever growing collection of links to the vast array of information available on the internet in regards to sustainability.

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Supplemental Instructor sheet to accompany the "Energy and the Environment" text.  Jun 29, 2012, 12:57 PM Unknown user
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Vocabulary list for L to J quizzing  Jan 17, 2014, 8:48 AM Unknown user
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This is the end of unit assessment for the first unit of the sustainable energy course.   Sep 24, 2012, 10:20 AM Unknown user
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This is the end of unit assessment for the second unit of the sustainable energy course.    Sep 25, 2012, 12:40 PM Unknown user
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Even for practicing scientists and engineers, energy concepts and terminology can sometimes be confusing and ambiguous. Confusion arises because different disciplines often employ different systems of measurement and use specialized vocabulary unique to a particular industry.  Aug 14, 2012, 11:13 AM Unknown user
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Have you ever wondered how nutritionists know how many Calories a certain food contains? In this project you'll learn a method for measuring how much chemical energy is available in different types of food.  Aug 15, 2012, 10:46 AM Unknown user
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OnlineConversion.com - Energy Conversion  Aug 14, 2012, 8:28 AM Unknown user
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From Iowa State Prof. Don Hofstrand - A complete listing of various energy measurements and conversions.  Aug 14, 2012, 8:24 AM Unknown user
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In this task, you will investigate which metal would be best for making the bottom of a cooking pan. The bottom of the pan must reach a high temperature to cook the food thoroughly. The best metal will reach a higher temperature when a given amount of thermal energy is transferred to it.  Jun 28, 2012, 3:53 PM Unknown user
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From Carnegie Mellon University - Science Notes: Energy Transformation: The definition of energy as the ability to do work came from the 19th century as steam engines and other work-producing machines were developed. The first engines converted heat (thermal energy) into motion (dynamics).  Feb 25, 2013, 9:37 AM Unknown user
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This is a course website from Stephen T. Abedon (abedon.1@osu.edu) for Biology 113 at the Ohio State University. In it is describes multiple purposes of Ecosystems. For this units purpose, we will start at the beginning with (3) Energy Flow.  Aug 2, 2012, 2:40 PM Unknown user
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An amazing graphical read-out of energy data that can be done country wide or even state by state.  Oct 9, 2012, 8:51 AM Unknown user
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Did you know that electromagnetic waves can not only be described by their wavelength, but also by their energy and frequency? All three of these things are related to each other mathematically.  Aug 13, 2012, 10:25 AM Unknown user
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Fossil fuels have powered human growth and ingenuity for centuries. Now that we're reaching the end of cheap and abundant oil and coal supplies, we're in for an exciting ride. While there's a real risk that we'll fall off a cliff, there's still time to control our transition to a post-carbon future.  Aug 27, 2012, 10:46 AM Unknown user
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In fact, more than half of the nation's pipelines were built before 1970. More than 2.5 million miles of pipelines run underground throughout the country. According to federal statistics, they have on average 280 significant spills a year. Most of these accidents aren't big enough to make headlines.  Apr 5, 2013, 7:32 AM Unknown user
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At least 39 people were killed on Saturday and dozens more were injured in a giant explosion that set off a raging fire at Venezuela’s largest oil refinery.  Sep 14, 2012, 2:58 PM Unknown user
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Oil and gas companies in the United States have developed a massive appetite for guar gum powder -- a key ingredient in a process called fracking, which is used to extract natural and shale gas from beneath the Earth's surface.  Sep 10, 2012, 8:31 AM Unknown user
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The inside story of the infamous “Amazon Chernobyl” case, Crude is a real-life high stakes legal drama, set against a backdrop of the environmental movement, global politics, celebrity activism, human rights advocacy, the media, multinational corporate power, and rapidly-disappearing indigenous cultures.  Jul 3, 2012, 10:13 AM Unknown user
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Refineries process crude oil into different petroleum products, such as gasoline, jet fuel, asphalt, and others. The most basic refining process separates crude oil into its various components. Crude oil is heated and put into a distillation tower (a still) where different hydrocarbon components are boiled off and recovered as they condense at different temperatures  Jun 22, 2012, 11:43 AM lcoyle@pvlearners.net
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Radiation is natural and all around us. It can be man-made too. But it's nothing new. It is, quite simply, part of our lives. RadTown USA is a virtual community showing a wide variety of radiation sources and uses as you may encounter them in everyday life.  Feb 26, 2013, 10:22 AM Unknown user
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The IAEA is the world's center of cooperation in the nuclear field. It was set up in 1957 as the world's "Atoms for Peace" organization within the United Nations family. The Agency works with its Member States and multiple partners worldwide to promote safe, secure and peaceful nuclear technologies  Aug 13, 2012, 10:08 AM Unknown user
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Naturalgas.org is presented as an educational website covering a variety of topics related to the natural gas industry.  Aug 31, 2012, 6:22 PM Unknown user
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Small earthquakes in Ohio and Arkansas associated with hydraulic fracturing for natural gas have taken many people by surprise. Gas industry executives say there's no hard evidence that their activities are causing these quakes. But some scientists say it's certainly possible; in fact, people have been causing quakes for years.  Jan 7, 2013, 2:50 PM Unknown user
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Energy Solutions Foundation - Safe and Reliable Nuclear Energy  Sep 12, 2012, 11:08 AM Unknown user
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Welcome! The National Nuclear Science Week endeavors to provide a rich assortment of curriculum assistance. The following activites are ready to use in your classroom. (The links below are more general in nature.) Energy Solutions Foundation has provided a number of these lesson plans, which will provide you with step-by-step ways to teach the fundamentals of nuclear science.  Sep 12, 2012, 4:38 PM Unknown user
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The U.S. government said it will stop issuing permits for new nuclear power plants and license extensions for existing facilities until it resolves issues around storing radioactive waste.  Aug 9, 2012, 9:30 AM Unknown user
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Oil companies drilling in the drought-ridden fields of southern Kansas are taking desperate measures to get the water they need to tap into the state's oil reserves.  Aug 10, 2012, 8:37 AM Unknown user
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Crude oil and natural gas play an essential part in our daily lives, supplying 65 percent of the energy used in the United States. Follow a barrel of oil as it makes its way from the oil field to your local service station.  Aug 29, 2012, 10:16 AM Unknown user
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New technologies have enabled the U.S. to become the world's top producer of oil and natural gas by energy content.  Feb 25, 2014, 7:23 AM Unknown user
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A brief description of each of the non-renewable sources.  Aug 27, 2012, 10:46 AM Unknown user
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From the United Nations Global Issues - Atomic Energy page. Connects to multiple resource pages.  Aug 13, 2012, 10:12 AM Unknown user
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A curious thing is happening to the air in the U.S. It's getting cleaner. Despite there being no real effort by Congress to address global warming and America's longstanding reputation as an energy hog, U.S. carbon dioxide emissions are falling.  Jun 22, 2012, 10:46 AM Unknown user
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Ensuring that we can continue to rely on clean, affordable energy from our traditional fuel resources is the primary mission of DOE's Office of Fossil Energy.  Jun 21, 2012, 1:29 PM Unknown user
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With a focus on 2011, summarize trends in the U.S. wind power market, including information on wind installations, industry developments, project costs, O&M costs, performance, power sales prices, policy/market trends  Oct 10, 2012, 8:28 AM Unknown user
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This site is an open source for news and information about renewable energy technologies. Browse the articles and press releases, the latest news, discussion forums, and mix-up of other media from sources like Flickr and YouTube. Our goal is to raise awareness about clean energy sources using any means necessary.  Jun 20, 2012, 11:31 AM Unknown user
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The mission of Az4Solar is to promote development of a Solar Economy that will create thousands of sustainable high-wage jobs in Arizona. Az4Solar is creating programs and initiatives designed to educate consumers, business leaders, policy makers and the emerging solar workforce, advocate our solar energy imperatives and the compelling opportunity to stimulate economic growth, facilitate interaction amongst members of the solar energy food chain  Mar 6, 2013, 6:47 AM Unknown user
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However, since hydropower requires significant river flow, it becomes a regional solution, not a national one.  Oct 4, 2012, 12:07 PM Unknown user
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Hydroelectric power must be one of the oldest methods of producing power. People have used moving water to help them in their work throughout history, and modern people make great use of moving water to produce electricity.  Oct 4, 2012, 1:43 PM Unknown user
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NREL is the only federal laboratory dedicated to the research, development, commercialization and deployment of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies. Backed by 35 years of achievement, NREL leads the way in helping meet the growing demand for clean energy.  Jun 21, 2012, 2:39 PM Unknown user
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Researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University have designed a low-cost, long-life battery that could enable solar and wind energy to become major suppliers to the electrical grid.  Aug 14, 2013, 9:45 AM Unknown user
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Trucks piled high with corn are nowhere to be seen. They're idled in part because of high corn prices. And it's unclear when that will change.  Aug 31, 2012, 5:05 PM Unknown user
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This video segment adapted from NOVA examines ethanol, a cleaner-burning fuel alternative to gasoline, and the efforts to produce it more efficiently.  Aug 31, 2012, 5:07 PM Unknown user
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Various publishings about renewable energy products - very informative sources.  Aug 31, 2012, 9:14 AM Unknown user
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This is the on-line read out of the Photovoltaic Cell (Solar Panels) system on top of the CREST building. You will need a log in account for this.  Jul 3, 2012, 10:28 AM Unknown user
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Every year, Americans send millions of tons of food to the landfill. What if you could use all of those pizza crusts and rotten vegetables to heat your home? That's already happening in one unlikely laboratory: the Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant in Brooklyn.  Mar 13, 2014, 12:51 PM Unknown user
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The U.S. Department of Energy funds research, development, and deployment projects to advance the use and adoption of clean, renewable energy technologies.  Jun 20, 2012, 12:19 PM Unknown user
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Basic information on wind energy and wind power technology, resources, and issues of concern.  Jun 21, 2012, 2:32 PM Unknown user
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Ten years ago a sagging power line hit a tree near Cleveland, tripping some circuit breakers. To compensate, power was rerouted to a nearby line, which began to overheat and sink down into another tree, tripping another circuit. The resulting cascade created a massive blackout in the Northeast U.S., affecting power in eight states and part of Canada.  Aug 14, 2013, 9:45 AM Unknown user
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In this intimate talk filmed at TED's offices, energy innovator Amory Lovins shows how to get the US off oil and coal by 2050, $5 trillion cheaper, with no Act of Congress, led by business for profit. The key is integrating all four energy-using sectors—and four kinds of innovation.  Nov 1, 2012, 1:14 PM Unknown user
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That rising water flooded streets, buildings and parts of the city's underground electricity grid. Hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers lost power. But it might have been worse if the power lines had not been underground.  Nov 2, 2012, 9:03 AM Unknown user
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Afghanistan desperately needs to jump-start its economy if it hopes to stand on its own after NATO's drawdown in 2014. But there's a major constraint for a country trying to build a modern economy: electricity shortages.  Jul 2, 2012, 2:00 PM Unknown user
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The National Academy of Engineering in Washington, D.C., once asked its members to pick the greatest engineering achievement ever. Their choice? The electrification of the country through what's known as "the grid."  Jun 20, 2012, 11:49 AM Unknown user
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SmartGrid.gov is the gateway to information on federal initiatives that support the development of the technologies, policies and projects transforming the electric power industry.  Oct 25, 2012, 10:13 AM Unknown user
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Old age and a new threat — climate change — are putting a strain on the East Coast's power infrastructure after Sandy.  Nov 1, 2012, 1:14 PM Unknown user
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From National Geographic - An highly detailed graphic of the current electricity grid and future plans to build upon it.  964k v. 3 Jun 29, 2012, 1:07 PM Unknown user
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This section discusses energy transmission (electric transmission lines and oil and gas pipelines), the environmental impacts associated with transmission projects, and mitigation measures that could be used to avoid or reduce those impacts.  Oct 25, 2012, 10:11 AM Unknown user
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The Alliance to Save Energy is a nonprofit organization that promotes energy efficiency worldwide through research, education and advocacy. We encourage business, government, environmental and consumer leaders to use energy efficiency as a means to achieve a healthier economy, a cleaner environment and greater energy security.  Dec 2, 2012, 2:40 PM Unknown user
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Teach your students the importance of green energy while enhancing your required curriculum. Here you'll find many creative lesson plans, labs, projects and other activities for grades K-12 on energy-related topics. Incorporate them into your classroom. Prepare your students for a greener future!  Nov 8, 2012, 9:12 AM Unknown user
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Energy Efficiency News covers key trends and developments in energy efficiency through daily news updates, free newsletters, expert analysis and features, as well as a breakdown of global policy and white papers, a comprehensive directory, links to useful resources, and essential facts and figures.  Nov 7, 2012, 8:56 AM Unknown user
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Our goal is to make energy management as integral as accounting to the operation of every organization. We help commercial, institutional, and industrial organizations use energy more intelligently, pay less for it, and generate cash flow that benefits the bottom line through our complete suite of technology-enabled energy management solutions.  Dec 4, 2012, 1:52 PM Unknown user
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It's gone before you even knew it was there: As energy is unlocked from fuels at power plants, two-thirds of the energy consumed to create electricity is lost.  Nov 7, 2012, 9:05 AM Unknown user
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The Tesla electric car company has high hopes for its new Model S, which it calls "the world's first premium electric sedan." The new car, which is being delivered to customers Friday, is priced at around half the cost of the only other Tesla model, the svelte, two-door Roadster.  Jun 22, 2012, 11:08 AM Unknown user
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The U.S. Department of Energy supports research, development, and deployment projects that increase energy efficiency nationwide.  Jun 20, 2012, 12:18 PM Unknown user
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Measured in kWh per consumer over the course of 50 years  Nov 26, 2012, 9:31 AM Unknown user
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A new political psychology study led by Linda Skitka of the University of Illinois-Chicago considering the differing moral investments of individuals at both ends of the political spectrum. Skitka and her team report that conservatives feel greater moral conviction on immigration, the federal budget, states’ rights, gun control, abortion, physician-assisted suicide and the deficit. Liberals, on the other hand, are more morally invested when it comes to gender equality, income inequality, healthcare reform, education, climate change and the environment.  Feb 25, 2014, 7:17 AM Unknown user
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The fifth wave of The University of Texas at Austin Energy Poll was conducted between September 5 and 23, 2013, among 2,144 U.S. residents aged 18 and over. Figures for age, sex, race/ethnicity, education, region and household income were weighted where necessary to bring them into line with their actual proportions in the population.  Feb 25, 2014, 7:19 AM Unknown user