Quick summary: Energy Geopolitics:
We covered many topics relating and not-relating J to energy geopolitics:
- The Green movement
- 1micron powder coal
- (Energy) developments in emergency situations
- OPEC and the 1973 oil embargo – gas tax increase
- Is the United States energy positive? Can we become totally energy independent?
- Politics and its detriment externally and externally? Is foreign policy more stable (independent of type of administration)
- Did Trump REALLY revive the coal industry? The answer is NO.
- Fuel efficiency over the years. Did it decline? Probably not.
- Liberal vs. Realpolitik vs. America First vs. Neo-Conservative: Where is the data?
- The China model vs. the U.S. model. Dictatorship forces consistent policies (good or bad)
- The Tea-Party conservative influence.
- Is fusion the next best thing? If so, when will it happen? In the next 10 years? Keep your fingers crossed.
- What is Duke Energy’s energy source breakdown: 34% nuclear, 27% coal
- Hani looked up the U.S. electricity generation by energy source:
o Natural Gas: 38.4%
o Coal: 21.9%
o Nuclear: 18.9%
o Renewables (total): 19.8%
o Other: 1%
- Is there enough effort being made to impact climate change? Have we given up?
- Technological breakthroughs lead to more than the intended developments, e.g. laser
- Why is renewable energy such as wind, hydro, and solar not stronger in the U.S.?
o Wind: 9.2% of total energy generation
o Hydro: 6.1% of total energy generation
o Solar: 2.8% of total energy generation