18 minutes summary of how and why the US will be able to end use of coal, natural gas and oil by using new disruptive technologies.
Text of How To Rid America of Fossil Fuels by 2030
HOW TO RID THE USA OF FOSSIL FUELS BY 2030 by ALEX LIGHTMAN
Chairman, Everblaze Inspired by the publications of Tony Seba and
Mark Jacobson, both of Stanford University HighPoint
ITS TIME TO DECLARE INDEPENDENCE FROM FOSSIL FUELS
Why would we want to kick FF? We humans are 18% carbon. There
are over 10 million compounds of carbon, many of them toxic. CO2 is
a human waste product. With 80% of US energy produced via FF, we
drown ourselves in our own waste. We just cant see it, smell it, or
taste it all. Air pollution kills 60,000 (18,000-109,000) people
per year in the U.S. prematurely.
HEALTH IMPACTS FROM BURNING FOSSIL FUELS US Health Costs:
$9,000/person/year. Greater than 57% of the per capita income of
Mexico. About 1/3 of US health care costs are from burning fossil
fuels ($886.5 billion). 30-40% of deaths world-wide are from
pollution. A safe level of carbon dioxide is 350 parts per million.
Now 400 PPM, not seen since the Pliocene over 3 million years ago.
If public FF companies burn what is on their balance sheets, will
hit over 600 ppm, temperatures up six degrees centigrade.
CLIMATE IMPACTS FROM BURNING FOSSIL FUELS Extreme weather:
Super typhoon Haiyan: a tornado over your city lasting 4.5 hours.
Over 10,000 people killed, over 600,000 homeless or displaced. If
trends continue, losses from weather damage will exceed the entire
world GDP in 2060. Rising sea levels will flood coastal cities,
where 3/4ths of humanity lives over 6 billion homeless people by
2025. There is no way to afford rebuilding cities to house 6
HIGH POINT, NC AFTER 500 PPM CO2?
FOSSIL FUEL HARVEST AND CONSUMPTION IS THE LEADING CAUSE OF
WHY DESTROY OUR WATER?
THE OIL CURSE OF ECONOMIC SUICIDE USA became #1 oil producing
nation in the world againand first quarter GDP shrank 2.9%. The US
is still worlds no. 3 importer of FF, and the no. 2 importer of
oil, replaced by China. The Oil Curse: The nations with oil have
greater inequality, slower growth, more government corruption,etc.
than those that do not have oil. On average, it takes $3.5 million
in capital investment to create an oil job.
80% FF, 18% COAL, 29% GAS, 35% OIL
SOLAR INSTALLATIONS ARE BOOMING!
SOLAR INNOVATIONS Las Vegas City Hall
SOLAR INNOVATIONS Everblaze Solar Trees
BOOM! BOOM! BOOM! SOLAR ENDS FOSSIL FUEL 2014 Solar = 1% of
electricity. Solar grew 41% last year. 36% = doubling 2 years. 2016
2% 2018 4% 2020 8% 2022 16% 2024 32% BOOM! Solar ENDS use of coal
2026 64% BOOM! Solar ENDS use of natural gas 2028 128% 2030 256%
BOOM! solar + electric cars + self-driving cars ENDS use of
CLEAN AMMONIA IS THE INTERNAL COMBUSTION SOLUTION Clean
Renewable Energy will power everything that plugs into the wall and
is equipped with a battery. Internal Combustion Engines will burn
Clean Ammonia with a minor alteration to the fuel tank. -Ammonia
burns with ZERO CARBON emissions -New CLEAN PRODUCTION with sun,
air, and water limit environmental impact -GUARANTEED stable costs
-Clean efficient fuel for the FOSSIL FREE FUEL
Ammonia Applications NH3=Air+Water+Electricity Ammonia (NH3)
Current Needs: Control NOx Emissions (SCR system - Urea) Fertilizer
Future Needs: Ammonia Powered Vehicles No Fossil Fuels Cost=~10x
less than Haber- Bosch Food and Biofuels Transportation Energy
CARBON EMISSION Generators Transportation HVAC Industrial
refrigeration Irrigation systems Reduction of off-grid energy
MAKING THE TRANSITION TO CARBON-FREE ENERGY 21 1.Learn the real
costs of carbon, including the externalities. 2.Realize there is a
very big renewable energy market. $225-250 billion a year is
already invested in renewables. Many nations have a goal of 20%
renewables by 2020. 3.Sputnik effect: Compete in renewables. The US
gets 9% of its energy from renewables, while Brazil gets 57%.
Iceland gets 100% of electricity from hydro and geothermal. Some
parts of Germany are 400% renewable. 4.Unleash self driving
electric vehicles. 5.Retrofit ICE vehicles for green ammonia. The
fuel of the future is NH3 made from sunshine, air, and water
ELECTRIC VEHICLES + SOLAR 22 1. Electric vehicle motors are 5x
more efficient than ICEs. 2. EVs cost 90% less to fuel, even with
electricity at 13 cents a kWh. There is already a PPA with Austin
for 5 cents a kWh, and by 2020, there will be some PPAs for less
than 1.3%, making EVs cost 99% less to fuel than ICEs. 3.
Municipalities can simply set up solar trees in parking lots and
use them to charge EVs for free. There are 32 free EV charging
spaces in the garage 100 feet from where I live. 4. EVs cost 90%
less to maintain. 5. EVs for fleets save $16,000 a year per
vehicle. 6. EVs can serve as storage for both solar and for the
cheapest electricity, charging during the day, then powering home
at night. EV could be profit center.
23 1. Autonomous vehicles are legal in California, Nevada,
Florida, and Michigan. 2. 40% of gasoline wasted looking for
parking spaces. 3. Car use averages