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Video: Turn Heat Into Power With Industrial Efficiency


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JL
- 264 days ago - pewenvironment.org
As much as two-thirds of the fuel used by power plants to produce electricity is released into the atmosphere and wasted. Watch our video to learn how we can turn that heat into power through proven energy efficiency technologies



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JL A. (269)
Monday July 29, 2013, 6:49 pm
Quote from brief article at the site:
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Jul 23, 2013
Clean Energy Program
Contact: Tracy Schario, 202.540.6582

Most power plants operate at efficiency levels of just 33 percent to 45 percent. That means as much as two-thirds of the fuel used to produce electricity is released into the atmosphere and wasted.

But, we can turn wasted heat into additional power through proven energy efficiency technologies, such as combined heat and power, waste-heat recovery and district heat, which could achieve energy efficiencies of 75 percent or greater. In the United States, more than 3,700 power plants, manufacturers, hospitals, and other facilities generate 82 gigawatts of electricity annually—about 12 percent of total U.S. production—using these efficient technologies. But we can do more.

Put One Million Americans to WorkAccording to the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, doubling the amount power produced with these industrial energy efficiency in the country to 164 GW would create as many as one million highly skilled jobs in this country."
 

David C. (25)
Monday July 29, 2013, 6:56 pm
duh duhh duhhh DUHHHHHHH "Video: Turn Heat Into Power With Industrial Efficiency"
in reality, however...
there's physical (from thermodynamics and such) limits on conversion of heat to power (or so i seem to recall)
and "Industrial Efficiency" exactly always falls short of such theoretical limits while at the same time externalizing costs a/o doing damage
 

David C. (25)
Monday July 29, 2013, 6:58 pm
> improve tax incentives for..investment
of course. i, for one, didn't expect anything else after a short text-analysis of the title
 

JL A. (269)
Monday July 29, 2013, 7:29 pm
But not near as limited as what is current practice David is what the research they've done shows
 

Kit B. (277)
Monday July 29, 2013, 7:44 pm

Good little video and I read through some of the other articles attached. There are so many ways that we are just beginning to use that will save energy, convert energy and recapture energy that we have barely tapped this resource. I'm wondering if some of those flexible glass tubes might help the process of capturing and converting lost energy into recycled energy. Energy has been seen as cheap and plentiful for much too long, if we treat it as a limited commodity we would learn how to make it all work for us.
 

JL A. (269)
Monday July 29, 2013, 7:46 pm
Excellent points Kit! Unfortunately I'm told it is too soon to send you a star!
 

Terry V. (30)
Monday July 29, 2013, 8:23 pm
GOOD NEWS, THANKS!!!
 

JL A. (269)
Monday July 29, 2013, 8:25 pm
You are welcome Terry! You cannot currently send a star to Terry because you have done so within the last day.
 

Jonathan Harper (0)
Tuesday July 30, 2013, 4:28 am
OK
 

GGmaSheila D. (89)
Tuesday July 30, 2013, 9:23 pm
One big sticking point - GOP/TP won't go for it. For some inane reasons they don't want America to be more efficient or to create that many new jobs, especially since they've gone to a great deal of trouble getting rid of the middle class. Noted and Thank you.
 

JL A. (269)
Tuesday July 30, 2013, 9:30 pm
You are welcome GGma. You cannot currently send a star to GGma Sheila because you have done so within the last day.
 

Dandelion G. (399)
Wednesday July 31, 2013, 6:52 am
Seems like a win win to me.
 

JL A. (269)
Wednesday July 31, 2013, 8:34 am
You cannot currently send a star to Dandelion because you have done so within the last day.
 

Zee Kallah (39)
Wednesday July 31, 2013, 7:25 pm
Yes, please.
 

JL A. (269)
Wednesday July 31, 2013, 7:32 pm
You cannot currently send a star to Zee because you have done so within the last day.
 
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