MCP Energy & Construction Resources

(updated 01/31/2023)

FAQs

General resources for SOCAN Energy

Introduction

Global Temperature and Carbon Dioxide

US Greenhouse Gas Emissions

General

The Truth about Hydrogen

SOCAN ideas for Individual and Collective Action

Project Drawdown Sectors: Electricity, Buildings, Industry

Connections to Project Regeneration

Buildings, Electrify Everything, Energy Storage, Fifteen Minute City, Geothermal, Heat Pumps, Nature of Cities, Net Zero Cities, Smart Microgrids, Solar, Wind

Information Related to Key Questions

Key Question 1: What are the Global and US energy sources and trends?

US Climate Science Special Report 2017

US Petroleum and Natural Gas Production

Energy Information Administration

US Electricity Generated by Source

Energy Returned on Energy Invested

International Energy Agency

Videos

US Electricity Generation by Energy Source 1949 – 2021 Free2Know (3:22)

What is Fracking? (2:10)

What is Net Zero? (2:22)

Key Question 2: What are Global and US renewable energy sources and trends? 

Tracking Solar Panel Efficiency

Global Energy Production and Consumption 

Yale Climate Connections – Wind

Clean Energy – Wind

O2 Arena to install mini wind turbines that can harness even a breeze (March 11, 2021) by Jillian Ambrose, The Guardian

Top 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Offshore Wind Energy (August 12, 2019)

The Solutions Project

The Solutions Project – Clean Energy

Renewable Energy Assessment for Jackson & Josephine Counties

US Department of Energy awards $25M for wave energy testing at first-in-nation Oregon facility

Videos

Hydropower – Power of the future or relic of the past? (4:52)

Wind turbines popping up off the Oregon Coast (2:14)

Energy Basics – Biomass (3:21)

How solar energy got so cheap and why it’s not everywhere yet (7:53)

Wave energy could slash our use of fossil fuels (7:52)

Key Question 3: How is energy used in US residential buildings and what changes can we make to increase efficiency and to reduce Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions?

A Concrete Idea to Reduce Carbon Emissions (Ted Talk , Oct 2020) Concrete is the second most-used substance on Earth (behind water), and it’s responsible for eight percent of the world’s carbon footprint. Cement researcher Karen Scrivener shares the research behind a pioneering new kind of cement known as LC3, which could slash carbon emissions from this crucial building material by 40 percent, if adopted at scale.

Emissions from the Cement Industry

Why cement emissions matter for climate change  

Cutting Concrete’s Carbon Footprint

What is Hempcrete 

The Advantages / Disadvantages of using Hempcrete for buildings

Videos

How air conditioning is warming the world (4:13)

Zero net carbon buildings (2:49)

How carbon-sucking concrete could revolutionize construction (3:33)

Key Question 4: How are Greenhouse Gas emissions measured and what does it show for the US and Oregon?

Energy Use in US Homes

Home Energy Score by Better Buildings Solution Center

Energy Information Administration

Renewable Energy

Energy Trust of Oregon

EPA Greenhouse-Gas-Equivalencies-Calculator

CO2  Footprint by Country  – Total and Per Capita 

Oregon Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Oregon GHG – Sector Based

Oregon GHG – Consumption Based

Ashland GHG Emissions