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In the United States approximately 67% of power production is from fossil fuels, 39% being from coal.
Fuel and utilities purchased by the Utilities Department annually totals
68,000 tons of Indiana coal, 3.4M therms of natural gas with transportation, 229M kW hours of 12.5 kV power, and (771M gallons of water and sewage)*not used for calculations*,
Part 2. Is it advisable for IU to consider wind power production as a long-term goal to meet energy demands? Please elaborate on your response, not just yes or no.
(This is a short answer question you will need to do some research to answer)
If you use any other resources besides the websites provided you need to provide a citation with the assignment
Fuel heat contents
Coal = 19,340,000 Btu per Short Ton. Note: heat contents of coal vary widely by types of coal
Natural Gas = 1,023,000 Btu per 1,000 Cubic Feet (Mcf) or One therm =100,000 Btu
Petroleum Fuel Oil = 5,861,814 Btu per Barrel (42 gallons) Note: Heat contents vary by type
Average Heat rate in 2012 for specific fuel sources: Coal = 10,498 Btu/kWh, Natural Gas = 8,039 Btu/kWh, Petroleum = 10,991 Btu/kWh
Nuclear = 10479 Btu/kWh