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Ch. 13 Energy Pt. 1

Environmental Ecology- Energy

Major Source Sun (without sun -400F)
Renewable Energy Resources Wind, hydropower, biofuels (soybeans/corn), geothermal, solar
Non-Renewable Energy Resources Oil, coal, natural gas, nuclear (uranium)
Oil Starts out as a crude oil (thick)- fossil fuel from dead plants and animals. Then the crude oil goes to refinery- distillation (uses different boiling points to extract petrochemicals)
Oil Production 29% comes from offshore drilling (5500 rigs in Gulf of Mexico) 17% from Alaska's North Slope Oil sand Shale Oil
US Production vs. Usage US produces only about 9% of the world's crude oil supply, we use 25% of global oil production
Drilling (Crude) Managed by US Department of Interior (DOI)
Crude Oil Storage Managed by US Department of Energy (DOE)
Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) Store crude oil in salt caves- have 1 billion barrels stored for emergencies
1980 NEPA (National Environmental Policy Act) That mandates that any time federal funds is used, they have to do an environmental review on plans.
Created by: ginganinjaem