Technology Management

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energy technology

Electricity (Bill Nye 6:44 min)

Are you curious about the impact of the United States? 

But what do we mean that our engery use is not sustainable?  Watch this video for a basic explanation: 

Arithmetic, Population and Energy (with comments - video 9:18 min)

How much energy are we using anyway? Check these out for the answer:

Energy use per capita (Google public data)!ctype=l&strail=false&bcs=d&nselm=h&met_y=eg_use_pcap_kg_oe&scale_y=lin&ind_y=false&rdim=region&idim=country:CAN:USA:IND:IRN:CHN&ifdim=region&hl=en_US&dl=en

Fossil fuel energy consumption (Google public data)!ctype=l&strail=false&bcs=d&nselm=h&met_y=eg_use_comm_fo_zs&scale_y=lin&ind_y=false&rdim=region&idim=country:CAN:USA:IND:CHN:SWE:FIN&ifdim=region&hl=en_US&dl=en


One definite aspect of appropriate technology has to do with renewable energy.  This has do to with the three ways of evaluating appropriateness: technical, cultural and economic (p. 256). In that light let us consider renewable energy options.

National Renewable Energy Laboratory  

Annual Energy Review (PDF: U.S. Energy Administration)  

20% renewable energy by 2020

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