Energy Papers

  • Muckrakers

    419 words, 2 pages

    Between the three; Upton Sinclair, Ida Tarbell and Lincoln Steffens, I noticed some similarities. One similarity is how all three wrote about huge companies or businesses and their corruption. They basically showed how wherever you were in the ranks/class, you stayed there. Whether it was on the bottom or top, the rich and powerful made sure to keep them on the top and everyone else on the bottom. In Sinclair’s book The Jungle, he displays how the Chicago meat factories treated the immigrant workers horribly. Jurgis learns of this new method the factories called “Speeding-up” Sinclair writes,

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    Book

    566 words, 3 pages

    Optical Distortion Notes I. How much is a pair of ODI lens worth to the chicken farmer? The value for the farmer is value of substitution in use, in other words substitution of the existing method “debeaking”. So the value of a pair is - So let us consider the benefits to the farmer per bird per year. The sources of benefits are 1. Reduced chicken mortality. Mortality reduced from 9% to 4.5% The present cost of a surviving bird (including dead birds) is = $ 2.61 Less the new cost with the lens is $ 2.40/(1-0.045) = - $ 2.51 _________

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    Economic Analysis Of Wesfarmers Coal

    2433 words, 10 pages

    1. Introduction The Wesfarmers Coal division, with mining interests throughout Australia, is part of Wesfarmers Limited, a major diversified Australian public company. They only produce thermal (steam) coal and metallurgical (coking) coal, with the latter being exported (Figure A). As shown in Figure B coking coal is priced much higher than thermal coal. The firm’s coal interests include the Curragh mine in Queensland’s Bowen Basin, the Premier Coal mine at Collie in Western Australia’s south west, and a 40 per cent interest in the Bengalla mine in the Hunter Valley of New South Wales.

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    Geothermal Energy

    833 words, 4 pages

    Geothermal Energy is the use of the energy in the earth, the natural heat the earth produces. There are several ways to harness this power, and frequently these sources are totally renewable and re-usable. These natural alternatives have been preferred by many over using the fossil fuels so prevalent in society at this time, in that they can be used without the environmental arguments presently going on about fossil fuels. Geothermal energy was first discovered in the seventh century, when mines dug were found to be actually hotter than the surface. This was assumed to be resulting fr

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    Lincoln On Leadership

    1112 words, 5 pages

    Lincoln on Leadership I start this project on Lincoln’s leadership very reluctantly. I am a history buff and have always viewed his leadership through the eyes of jaded historians. They have portrayed him as a dictator, incompetent, and a buffoon at some points. After reading the Donald T. Phillips book Lincoln on Leadership, my mindset was totally changed. This book broke down four key areas that produced an effective leader in Lincoln. These areas are character, people, endeavor, and communication. I will be sharing a principal from each key area that I found important and then conc

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    Affect Of Business On Our Lives

    1099 words, 5 pages

    Affect of Oil on Our Lives People have been talking about running out of oil for a long time. There are indications that a few more discoveries are still possible. That's good news, but for how long can these reserves of oil last. Oil has been formed on earth since the creation billion of years ago and in one century we have consumed most of it. At least, we have used up the easy to extract oil and the vast reserves remaining in shale and other such marginal deposits are very expensive to extract. There are promising technologies that may make the extraction of that oil cheaper and cleaner.

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    Nuclear Energy

    1304 words, 6 pages

    Some may ask what nuclear energy is, the dictionary defines this as: 1. The energy released by a nuclear reaction, especially by fission or fusion. 2. Nuclear energy regarded as a source of power. Also called atomic energy Nuclear power was first known to be researched in the early 1900's, and by the world war; it reached its greatest peak by demonstrating to the world its power to destroy. Nuclear energy can be good or bad, depending on how the person works with this material; it is used for both sides good and bad. Scientists were unsure from the beginning of how it was possi

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    Price Of Gasoline

    1837 words, 8 pages

    Gasoline, one of the main products refined from crude oil, accounts for just about 17 percent of the energy consumed in the United States. The primary use for gasoline is in automobiles and light trucks. Gasoline also fuels boats, recreational vehicles, and various farm and other equipment. While gasoline is produced year-round, extra volumes are made in time for summer driving season. Gasoline is delivered from oil refineries mainly through pipelines to a massive distribution chain serving estimated 168,987 retail gasoline stations throughout the United States. There are three main grade

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