Posted: April 4th, 2017
Energy is an integral part of your lives; you use energy in your homes, at work, and on the road every day. Today, the energy that is used comes primarily from non-renewable fossil fuels, but in recent years there has been an increased interest in renewable energy sources such as solar and wind energy. No matter where the energy is derived from, there are benefits and challenges to its use. No energy resource is perfect—the systems of utilizing these energy sources are inefficient, they cause pollution, and impact both humans and the environment in negative ways. One thing is certain, the most effective way to avoid these downsides is to conserve energy by reducing overall use.
Think about the ways that you use energy in your daily life. From the electricity that charges your computer or cell phone, to the fuel in your car, everyone consumes a great amount of energy each day. But have you considered the following: Where does your energy really come from? How does it impact your world? Can you make simple changes that have a significant net effect on the climate and planet?
Review the following resources to learn about your energy, sources of renewable and non-renewable energy, and energy conservation:
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