MCP Energy & Construction Resources
Information Related to Key Questions
Key Question 1: What are the Global and US energy sources and trends? and
What is Fracking? (2:10)
What is Net Zero? (2:22)
Key Question 2: What are Oregon’s main sources of renewable energy and how are they used?
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)
Energy Basics – Biomass (3:21)
Key Question 3: What are the impacts of buildings/construction on climate change and what innovations and actions can curb these impacts?
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.
Zero net carbon buildings (2:49)
Key Question 4: How are Greenhouse Gas emissions measured and what does it show for the US and Oregon?