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The energy flow diagram below depicts sources of energy and their utilization. For example, petroleum is used by transportation (70%) and manufacturing (30%). The energy output of these two services flows into rejected energy and energy services (i.e., energy conservation). Natural gas is used for electrical energy generation, as well as heating for residential, commercial [...]
Several decades ago the United States was a major exporter of crude oil. There was plenty of secure, domestic crude oil to make gasoline for passenger cars. Gasoline prices were generally stable. Now the United States imports 60 percent of its crude oil needs. That means availability of gasoline for 137 million passenger cars is [...]
While attending the Clean Energy Reception at MIT on June 14, 2011, I heard talks given by the President of MIT, Dr. Susan Hockfield, the Governor of Massachusetts, Deval Patrick, and the former Governor of Michigan, Jennifer Granholm. MIT is making great strides in terms of their program, the MIT energy initiative (MITEI), founded by [...]