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Climate Action Team Training Series Session #2: Electricity Julio Magalhães, PhD Global Warming Program Coordinator Loma Prieta Chapter, Sierra Club.

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1 Climate Action Team Training Series Session #2: Electricity Julio Magalhães, PhD Global Warming Program Coordinator Loma Prieta Chapter, Sierra Club

2 Overview of Todays Session 1. Observation Worksheets: Seeing your impact 2. Basic Information: Electricity Use Basics 3. Activity #1: Getting to Know Your Electricity Bill 4. Activity #2: Hunting for Balloons & Dollars 5. Personal Goal Setting 6. Conclusion / Action Items 7. Questions

3 Observation Worksheets: Seeing Your Impact

4 Observation Worksheet: Team Totals for Session #1 & #2 Report on your group totals from week before first session & this past week

5 230 1-liter balloons (volume) Group Totals: Balloons & Dollars Saved ? How many did your team save during week before Session #1, week between Session #1 & #2 ?

6 Observation Worksheet: Seeing Your Individual Savings! Find your individual totals from week before first session & this past week

7 Basic Information

8 Human Energy Behaviors: Using Electricity Over 98% is wasted ! E Bulb = 5% CO 2 E W = ~ 50% ~50% % E C = ~10% Example: Overall efficiency for conversion of fuel energy to lighting= E PP x E T x E Bulb = 1.6% E PP = 0.35E T = 0.90

9 What is a kWh? Cost (PG&E)…. 11 – 44 cents CO 2 emissions (PG&E): 106 balloons 100 Watt10 hours A measure of electrical energy consumed = 1000 Watt-hours = 1 kiloWatt-hour = 1 kWh

10 Activity #1: Getting to Know Your Electricity Bill

11 Electricity Bill 1. Estimate weekly electricity usage: = total kWh / 4 weeks 2. Estimate weekly CO 2 emissions: = total kWh x 106 balloons / 4 wks. 3. Calculate weekly cost of electricity: = total charges / 4 weeks 4. Compare to savings from Observation Worksheet

12 Activity #2: Hunting for Balloons & Dollars

13 Daily Device Use Activity Worksheet 2. Fill-in the times when the devices are actually being used 3. Use an X to mark times when you are not using these devices 1. Use a horizontal line to mark times when devices are on in your household

14 Personal Goal Setting

15 Low-Electricity Behaviors: Examples from Worksheet How many of you have made these low- electricity practices part of your lives during the past week? More choices for low-electricity practices…

16 Climate Protection Action Menu: Electricity

17 Climate Protection Action Menu: Electricity (backside)

18 Observation Worksheet (back) Set a Personal Goal

19 Conclusion

20 Training Series Schedule

21 Action Items for Session 3 1. Finalize and work toward your personal low- electricity goal 2. Monitor & record your Observation Worksheet practices during the week 3. Compute your individual & team totals before class (balloons & dollars saved) 4. Estimate gasoline consumption per week

22 Resources Slides and materials available on Google group: Additional materials: Vocabulary list, supplementary reading….

23 Questions?

24 The End


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