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The impact of increased coal consumption on the Pacific Northwest

The impact of increased coal consumption on the Pacific Northwest

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Published by Battelle Pacific Northwest Laboratories in Richland, Wash .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Coal -- Environmental aspects -- Northwest, Pacific,
  • Coal -- Environmental aspects -- Alaska

  • Edition Notes

    Statementcompiled by John B. Burnham.
    ContributionsBurnham, John B., National Coal Utilization Assessment.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination1 v. (various pagings) :
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17626309M
    OCLC/WorldCa5389803

      COAL EXPORTS FROM THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST AND THE ECONOMIC GROWTH OF THE NORTHWEST ECONOMY ii FOREWORD Washington State is a trade leader. More than 40 impacts of increased coal exports, as the.   The weight of the Electric Power sector in the natural gas market continues to grow. Coal-to-gas-switching currently stands at around bcf/d, some bcf/d above the five-year average.

      Figure 3 shows U.S. energy consumption over the past 10 years. In that time, natural gas has replaced coal: Coal and natural gas consumption were each around 22 percent of consumption in , but coal consumption declined to 15 percent while natural gas increased to 29 percent by This technology evaluation was prepared by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory on behalf of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP). The technology evaluation assesses techniques for optimizing reverse osmosis (RO) systems to increase RO system performance and water efficiency.

      The statistic shows the consumption of coal energy for electricity generation in the United States between and In , U.S. energy consumption derived from coal . Coal refers to all coal and brown coal, both primary (including hard coal and lignite-brown coal) and derived fuels (including patent fuel, coke oven coke, gas coke, coke oven gas, and blast furnace gas). Peat is also included in this category. U.S. coal usage/consumption for was %, a % decline from


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Coal companies are targeting the Pacific Northwest as the gateway for export terminals that would send staggering quantities of U.S. coal to China. Taken together, these projects represent an enormous shift toward dirty energy, in a region that is known for being clean and green.

Inat the peak of proposed coal export terminals throughout the Pacific Northwest, there were six projects that could have shipped, cumulatively, more than million tons of coal a year.

But since he took office, U.S. coal consumption has hit a year low and coal plant closures have actually accelerated. The next to fall, in December, will be Colstrip units 1 Author: Dan Springer. Recessions lower energy use, and this one may be a whopper.

U.S. energy use breaks down as Industrial (32%), Transportation (29%), Commercial Author: James Conca. Energy prices have a significant impact on the U.S.

economy, as evidenced by the oil embargoes and the recent rising energy prices (i.e., for natural gas and oil). Prior to the oil embargo of /, total energy expenditures comprised 8% of the U.S. GDP; the share of petroleum expenditures was slightly less than 5%, and natural gas.

Per Capita Energy Consumption Per capita energy consumption in Oregon is the lowest since After a peak inper capita consumption declined by 37 percent, reaching million tu per capita in compared to the U.S.

median of million tu per person. That same year, Oregon consumed 19 percent less than the U.S. median.

Coal consumption in most of the developing world continues to grow. Asia Pacific increased consumption by the most overall, but its % growth rate lagged Africa's (+%) and Central and South.

We also conduct research on the impacts of environmental variability and climate change on marine ecosystems and on fishery and conservation socio-economics. We work with numerous partners and our NOAA Fisheries counterparts—the Northwest, Pacific Islands and Alaska Fisheries Science Centers and the West Coast Regional Office—to provide.

Consumption. Preliminary data shows that total coal consumption rebounded inincreasing by percent from the level. Total U.S. coal consumption was 1, million short tons, an increase of million short tons, with all coal-consuming sectors, except commercial and institutional users, having higher consumption for the year.

Coal consumption continued to increase in some emerging economies, particularly in China ( EJ), Indonesia ( EJ) and Vietnam ( EJ), with the latter posting a record increase in part related to a sharp drop in hydroelectric power.

Growth in India, usually a key driver of coal consumption, was only % ( EJ) – its lowest since Results show that in the Pacific Northwest, habitat suitability for huckleberry could decrease by % at lower altitudes and latitudes.

Meanwhile, at higher elevations and latitudes, habitat suitability could increase by % by the middle of the century and continuing through Phenology is also projected to change over time.

More information: Matt Sousa et al, Atmospheric Deposition of Coal‐Related Pollutants in the Pacific Northwest of the United States from to. After a brief bubble of enthusiasm a few years back, the prospects for Northwest coal exports have dimmed despite wave after wave of dismal news for would-be exporters, the developers of massive coal export terminals in Washington and British Columbia keep marching forward, bound and determined to see their projects approved, built, operational, and channeling.

Further, vast increased quantities of coal and fossil fuels will be required in the coming decades both to sustain continued economic progress and to lift billions of people out of poverty.

Coal was the essential energy source of the 20 th century and it will continue that role in the 21 st century. Just as the developed nations once relied on. Sources: Endel J. Kolde, “From Mine to Market; A Study of Production, Marketing and Consumption of Coal in the Pacific Northwest” Occasional Paper No.

3 (Seattle: University of Washington, Bureau of Business Research, ), ; F. Melder, “History of the Discoveries and Physical Development of the Coal Industry in the State of Washington,”Pacific Northwest Quarterly.

energy. Although oil, coal, and natural gas are expected to remain the world’s primary sources of energy, renewable energy, including hydroelectric power, is projected to increase to quadrillion British Thermal Units (BTU), or 14 percent of global energy consumption, by (fig.

36% 6% 6% 2% Oil Coal Natural gas Hydroelectric. In the summer ofhydroelectric generation in Washington and Oregon, which provides the largest share of electricity generation in the Pacific Northwest, was lower than normal, causing an increased reliance on natural gas and other fossil generation to meet electricity demand.

This approach has led to a decrease in energy consumption of over million kBtus (2 percent) and a reduction in water consumption by nearly 4 million gallons (13 percent) in one year.

All utility incentive dollars earned from projects – $, in FY 19 – are directed back into a fund to support future utility efficiency initiatives. In the s it was first used to generate electricity, and byit had become the major energy source for electricity generation in the U.S., a distinction which it retains to this day, still dominating domestic production.

With the increased use of coal, however, the environmental impacts of coal were increasingly felt. The increase in world coal consumption is also projected on a regional basis, with coal demand in North America and Europe increasing at a modest annual rate of and percent, respectively, while the Asia Pacific region increases at a much greater rate of percent per annum driven by economic growth and large indigenous coal resources.

U.S. coal companies claim that exporting low-grade coal from the Powder River Basin through ports in the Pacific Northwest to Asia is big business. A study of 3 houses in Sweden built in the s estimated annual energy consumption from – GJ/m 2, less than half the energy consumed by the Michigan house.

14; Electricity consumption increased fold from to Inthe residential sector used trillion kWh of electricity, % of U.S.

total electricity sales. This paper concludes that the proposed coal export facilities in the Northwest will result in more coal consumption in Asia and undermine China’s progress towards more efficient power generation and usage. Decisions the Northwest makes now will impact Chinese energy habits for the next half-century; the lower coal prices afforded by Northwest.