Where does most of your energy come from?

Where does most of your energy come from in your community?

  1. Coal

    46.7%
  2. Oil

    13.3%
  3. Nuclear

    26.7%
  4. Hydro

    40.0%
  5. Wind

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. Solar

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. Natural Gas

    53.3%
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  1. Where does most your energy come from in your local community?
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Re: Where does m most of your energy come from?

    Coffee.
     
  4. Re: Where does m most of your energy come from?

    I came in this thread to tell where my energy comes from ... :grumpy:

    It's from other people around me :biggrin:
     
  5. micromass

    micromass 19,167
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    Re: Where does m most of your energy come from?

    I get my energy from locking people up in a computer simulation and by harvesting their body heath.
     
  6. Re: Where does m most of your energy come from?

    That's really really evil.

    Hypothetically, though, how would I go about doing that? Hypothetically.
     
  7. Drakkith

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    Re: Where does m most of your energy come from?

    Ultimately my energy came from a giant cloud of hydrogen that collapsed about 4 billion years ago. Or the big bang. Whichever is more "in" these days. Oh, and cake. Mmmm cake...
     
  8. Pythagorean

    Pythagorean 4,623
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    Re: Where does m most of your energy come from?

    our campus cogen plant runs on both oil and coal, it has two burners and two boilers.

    it sucks when the inversion layer traps all that crap down low.
     
  9. Pythagorean

    Pythagorean 4,623
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    Re: Where does m most of your energy come from?

    It's simple, you need only to build a 3D digitizer like in tron. It requires six synchronous lasers and a magnetic trap. Optical tweezers really makes the job a breeze for coding protein configurations (otherwise you have to interface your machine with some kind of x-ray crystallography table).

    As far as I know, it's still in the experimental phase though. You have to spend more energy running the machine than you can actually harvest from your victims. But it breaks more even than cold fusion.
     
  10. rhody

    rhody 765
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    Re: Where does m most of your energy come from?

    Methane from cow gas... hehe...

    Rhody...
     
  11. drizzle

    drizzle 535
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    Re: Where does m most of your energy come from?

    :bugeye: *clears throat*
     
  12. Astronuc

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    The local utility solds its generation as part of the deregulation strategy imposed by the state. Now they buy off the 'grid', which has a mix of generation.
     
  13. Ryan_m_b

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    Considering my energy comes off the nationwide grid the lions share of it is gas. Nice, expensive, extortionately priced gas...
     
  14. turbo

    turbo 7,366
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    Most of Maine's generating capacity is in the form of Hydro. There is a large oil-powered plant, and I think all of the paper mills have cogeneration agreements with the utilities. Maine is a net exporter of electricity, and we could probably supply all our own power with hydro without having to feed the grid.
     
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