clean energy jobs should go swimming
Sometimes it seems good in mixing and smashing --
Good faith and wise choice can be reversed
Production situation and leave many valuable items on the table.
A small example of this can open the door to job creation and reduce the cost of state and local governments (
Improve customer satisfaction and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Earlier this year, when it came to the stimulus plan, as part of a political popular initiative to limit projects eligible for funding, the \"pool\" was explicitly excluded from the ARRA funding mechanism.
While in the case of severe economic pressure and government investment, in order to prevent the economy from continuing to fall free, it seems morally appropriate to do so, in the face of reality and good feelings, this limit flies.
All over the country, both in schools (K-
12 and university/college)
State and local government or public parks/recreational facilities (
Independent public entertainment agency)
Pool is owned and operated.
Many of them, especially when you leave the Sun zone, are heated indoor swimming pools most of the year.
For example, there are nine recreation centers in ferfax, Virginia with an indoor pool.
Depending on many factors, the annual heating bill for one of them (large)
The pool can run for $10,000 or even $100,000.
This kind of utility bill usually goes on, usually under radar, and there doesn\'t seem to be a good option even if local taxes are reduced as \"fixed spending\": continue running the pool (
Perhaps save some $ s by lowering the temperature for a few degrees and angering swimmers;
Entrance fees may be significantly increased and usage reduced)
Or close for a few months at a time.
Unless it is on the verge of bankruptcy, there are very few places where the option to close is chosen, thus almost guaranteeing the above situation
Even if local incomes decline, the inflation rate of utility bills will rise.
However, there is another option ---
One of the ARRA restrictions excluded should be opened with a package of employment plans: solar hot water.
The pool solar hot water is one of the fastest-paying options for renewable energy systems.
According to the Department of Energy, no external assistance was even considered: it is usually a solar cell heating system. . .
Provide a return between 1.
5 and 7 years according to local fuel cost.
They usually last longer than gas and heat pump pool heaters. \"Between 1.
5 years and 7 years \"return?
That is to say, roughly speaking, the annual return on investment for energy saving is between 10 and 60% compared to the cost of installation.
This also does not take into account the reduction in maintenance costs and the reduction in future system replacement costs.
However, this smart energy option has failed in many local government planning systems.
People don\'t know much about solar energy, and they usually think it is an \"environment \".
A project of freedom and luxury.
The budget for utilities is different from infrastructure investment.
There is usually no difference in utility costs, so the $100,000 for heating the pool is only $300,000 (example)
Utility company running rec center.
Moreover, in the case of economic tension, the investment budget of the \"environment\"
Items of freedom and luxury are usually the first to go to the side of the road.
Here, however, the federal government can stimulate local business activities directly in most parts of the country, helping local governments reduce operating costs (SAVE MONEY! )
While providing better public services (
Warm Pool at lower cost)
Promote improved infrastructure for national renewable energy projects, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and create jobs.
It is roughly estimated that the average cost of installing solar hot water heating in a closed public swimming pool may be about $100,000.
The federal plan can combine direct payments with additional assistance: direct payments of £ 50% and £ 10 if necessary
Annual loan plan for the remainder.
In essence, this will provide local governments with a path that will save $10,000 a year for the payment of salaries for teachers and police or for the payment of other threatened local government expenditures (
And/or reduce the burden on taxpayers).
As part of federal aid to state and local governments, such a project would be a very effective lever tool.
Federal aid will pay off high returns on local and state governance costs.
This will promote employment.
Given the amount of leverage, it is assumed that federal costs will eventually (High end)
About 66% of the installation cost per million investment should support about 30 direct and indirect jobs (
Of course, this includes teachers who have not been fired due to local government savings).
Let\'s take a look at the case of the recreation department of the ferfax County: nine large indoor swimming pools. Assuming (
Almost certainly low)
Heating costs per pool are $50,000 per year and heating costs are about $450,000 per year.
The percentage of pool heating in total cost varies, but 50% of the figure is a reasonable number of jobs: as a result, $225,000 is saved annually (
Or about 3 teachers with benefits).
Let\'s assume that it will cost US $1 million to install solar hot water heating for all these large swimming pools.
The upfront cost of solar heating will be repaid in less than 4 minutes. 5 years (at a 22.
Save 5% per year)
Assume that energy costs will not rise.
If the federal government pays half the cost, the county will recover its investment within two years. A two-
£ 40% per year, it seems very sensible to raise money through a bond program that could cost county citizens about £ 5% in interest each year.
By the way, this does not include the various taxes and other economic benefits that will be obtained in the Virginia Federal ferfax county, due to business activities, employment taxes and other financial implications of such a program, the federal government.
Assuming the federal government\'s average total cost is $0. 2 billion, a $ 66% project per year means an annual investment of about $0. 3 billion for solar heating in public swimming pools (
Local and state entertainment centers and parks; K-12 schools;
In just a few years, most of the country\'s public heating pools can be converted into solar heating.
A project of $0. 4 billion (
Total investment of approximately $600)
It will support the renovation of about 6000 public swimming pools across the country.
This project can also be easily extended to the federal pool (
On a military base.
Yes. profit pools (
Private educational institutions in particular)
And assist in providing reverse solar heating to commercial swimming pools (
Such as water park). (
The program can also be extended to the energy efficiency of these facilities, from the pool cover to more efficient pumps or other equipment. )
Let us say that, through additional efforts, a $0. 3 billion/year project will utilize $0. 5 billion/year funding, quickly turn heating from fossil fuels to renewable energy for large swimming pools in the United States and improve energy efficiency for casual swimming in the United States