Patzek, an associate professor of chemical engineering at the University of California-Berkeley, argued that ethanol production from corn is a net energy
loser and contributes to global warming.
With the United States expected to become a net energy
exporter by 2022 (or sooner) and continue growing exports for the foreseeable future, this is one energy trend individual investors with a long-term mindset can't afford to pass up.
of soybean oil and choice white grease in diets fed to growing and finishing pigs.
Dietary net energy
was calculated based on the mean composition of raw materials (ROSTAGNO et al., 2011).
imports continue to decline in the near term, reflecting increased oil and natural gas production coupled with slow demand growth
Rising energy consumption and decreasing production have turned it from a net energy
exporter to a net importer in the last few years and caused persistent blackouts.
Deval Patrick's Zero Net Energy
Buildings task force -- a group of architects and energy, environmental and building experts.
That makes striving toward energy self-sufficient buildings-what's known as zero net energy
housing-a great way to cut greenhouse gas emissions and reduce dependence on fossil fuels.
nation's largest planned zero net energy
The subsidies have turned the country from a net energy
exporter into a net importer over the last few years.
"Adaptive lighting technologies are absolutely an essential part of any forward-thinking zero net energy
project," explains Michael Siminovitch, director of the CLTC.
"The question is, how much additional grid-scale storage can the wind and solar industries afford and still remain net energy
providers to the electricity grid?" Dale said.