792 words - 3 pagesGreenenergyGreen Technology, or environmently friendly technology, is technology that does not harm the environment, One reason greenenergy is superior to other engergy sources, is it does noto deplete the Earths natural resources. Another great reason to use greenenergy is it does not harm the environnment when making energy as much as other ways.
One of the best ways of creating greenenergy is through wind turbines.Wind turbines generate electricty through kinetic energy from the wind. When wind blows and catches on the blades they spin, which then makes a generater convert that into usable energy. Some places are making wind farms or, gaint arrays of wind trubines. These windVIEW DOCUMENT
683 words - 3 pages create electricity (Energy Kids). Solar energy can be turned into thermal energy that can be used to heat rooms, water, and fluids. Using solar energy doesn’t create air pollutants or effect environments when placed on top of buildings. With the benefits of solar energy there are some limitations to it. The sun doesn’t deliver too much sunlight to one place constantly so large surfaces are needed to gather energy. Also, the sun doesn’t hit a location constantly in the same place so the amount of energy collected varies. Solar power is a useful type of greenenergy.
Wind energy is another alternative power resource. The Earth is unevenly heated so it causes hot air to rise and expand; theVIEW DOCUMENT
650 words - 3 pagesThe advancement in technology has pushed the world to extreme measures of energy production with new energy sources coming ahead to take position of the traditional energy sources. Nuclear energy is originated from splitting an atom through the process of nuclear fission and fusion while greenenergy is the one obtained from decomposing foliage or animal waste that also goes by the name bio-fuel or biogas. Comparing these two energies will eventually enable one to determine the best of energy that is not only safe to use to both human beings and the environment but also determine sustainability of each energy technology.
Nuclear energy has an economical value in terms of production andVIEW DOCUMENT
3636 words - 15 pagesGreenEnergy is a great way to save money and help save raw materials such as gas and electricity. Companies and engineers argue if GreenEnergy or Energy Star products are worth using and if the products will save money. GreenEnergy is used to save energy, such as electricity or gas. Energy star is used to help seal a house to save heat and air conditioning from escaping a house. Energy star is a rating that companies give products that tell the customers that they are energy saving. Greenenergy is a renewable source of power because it helps save energy and uses the earth’s resources to create and save energy without wasting money (Bishop).
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1043 words - 4 pages could be the new "green" energy alternative.
For nuclear energy to be accepted by politicians of developed and developing countries and individuals that will live near reactors, the planning stages for the final step, the repository, should be prioritized. A repository, a facility which successfully houses highly radioactive waste for thousands of years, needs proper planning in order to avoid long-term problems. However, common misconceptions such as that repositories sites may leak radioactive material into the environment make up one of the reasons why nuclear energy is rejected as an energy option. In fact, "Sweden is currently the country closest to realizing a final solution for spentVIEW DOCUMENT
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Powers, Diana S. "Solar Power Begins toVIEW DOCUMENT
870 words - 3 pages and Musser, 2012). Wind energy, captured by windmills in places of high winds can also be a form of alternative, sustainable energy. In terms of alternative energy for fuel, things like electric-gas hybrids and biofuel vehicles have been introduced as alternatives to vehicles that use fossil fuels to run. There are certainly disadvantages to using alternative energy sources-- colloquially, “green” energy sources-- but the benefits of using these alternative energy sources far outweighs the disadvantages.
The obvious advantage to using renewable energy sources is that these energy sources, by definition, do not “run out.” For example, if the sun were to burn out, the sudden lack of solarVIEW DOCUMENT
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The Impact of Green Data Centers on Energy Efficiency
Name: Prasanna M Lakshmipathy
Institute: Minot State University
Green Data Center Potentiates Energy Efficiency
A data center is a facility/equipment used in housing computer systems and other computer related components, including storage systems and telecommunications (Glanz, 2012). A data center comprises of backup or redundant power supplies, environmental controls like air conditioning and fire suppression, connections of redundant data links and diverse security devices. According to Glanz (2012), large data centers make industrial scale operations which consume electricity, sufficient to run a small town. On the otherVIEW DOCUMENT
483 words - 2 pagesGreenenergy is a type of energy we use daily. We have many types of energy including Coal, oil, wind, electric, wind, solar geothermal, water, natural gas, biomass, nuclear, and hydrogen. Out of those 12 energies, only wind, solar, geothermal, water, and biomass are renewable and are green. While4 of the remaining, coal, oil natural gas, and nuclear are non-renewable and are not green. Lastly, the remaining 2 energies, electricity and hydrogen are secondary energy sources. (English Online)Based on the graph below, we can lower the lifecycle of greenhouse gases and stop pollution that causes global warming (Union of Concerend Scientists).Graph: (IPCC)
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In the turn of the new century, man has nearly depleted all the fossil fuels in the world and is desperately in need of a new clean and efficient energy source. A solution to this search of a new energy source is nuclear power. Nuclear power has been proven to be an amazing and powerful source of energy since World War Two however has not been efficiently brought to commercial use.
Albert Einstein first came up with the idea of nuclear energy where mass could be converted into energy through his theory of relativity. The power of nuclear technology was later demonstrated in the Manhattan project and Hiroshima with Chicago Pile-1, the first man-made reactor in 1942. InVIEW DOCUMENT
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The Green Deal is a policy launched by the Department of for Energy and Climate Change in the United Kingdom that aims to take a large step towards greater energy efficiency. This measure was initially discussed in 2011 but officially launched in June of 2012. The United Kingdom has an energy consumption rate of nearly 3000 kgoe per annum, which is reasonably high (See Appendix 1). The deal ultimately provides consumers with energy efficient techniques that would cost less than standard equipment in the long term. The Green Deal encourages consumers to do this as it provides them with loans, which can be paid back through the energy bills (Richards). Using energy inefficiently is aVIEW DOCUMENT
992 words - 4 pagesIn the Obama Administration, they are committed to finding new ways to help create and consume energy in America. In the new reform, they are looking towards a better future in which they can help the environment, but also look forward to creating better jobs. The government seems to be actively promoting the creation of “green” jobs. Part of this project is to focus on creating jobs, but to make it environmental friendly. At times it seems truly impossible to cover all the aspects of going green. What exactly does it mean to go green? To go green is to find different ways in which people can help the environment. It is very interesting to hear about the controversial debate on whetherVIEW DOCUMENT
1805 words - 7 pagesImproving Energy
How much energy is used from simply charging a cell phone? Harmful fossil fuels are used to produce most of the energy the world uses daily. Although some people believe that fossil fuel industries are stable, enabling green jobs to produce and manage alternate sources of energy would create a more secure, reliable, and healthy economy.
What exactly is a green job? “The term ‘green jobs’ encompasses a number of fields, ranging from jobs that increase energy efficiency and reduce waste, to those that protect biological diversity and decrease dependency on polluting technologies” (Griswold). Green jobs cover a wide range of categories, which means that they can be used toVIEW DOCUMENT
926 words - 4 pages. Decentralized renewable energy technologies like photovoltaics can be combined with decentralized energy storage devices like fuel cells to allow human-scale neighborhoods and green buildings to be largely energy self-sufficient by storing excess energy for use during down times (Renewable).
Lastly, proponents of traditional energy will state that traditional energy is more cost effective for the buyer. While this might be true for the short term, renewable energy is more cost effective in the long term. Renewable systems can be expensive for a user to implement however in the example of solar panels on your house, the long term pay off is in ten years, after ten years the cost of installation hasVIEW DOCUMENT
1063 words - 4 pages As we move later into the twenty-first century, it has become clear that our current source of energy- non-renewable organic materials- will not be able to last much longer, as both the number of people using electricity and the amount of use dramatically expands. This problem has led many scientists to look for new ways to obtain energy, most notably from renewable sources. Chemistry is essential in the process of finding usable renewable energy sources, and will continue to play a vital role in the energy of the future.
In the center of how chemistry relates to renewable energy is the idea of green chemistry, which deals with finding non-toxic chemicals to replace the toxic ones that weVIEW DOCUMENT
688 words - 3 pages . This paper argues that Green Politics and green policies must be implemented as a replacement of the current unsustainable capitalist system because it is cost efficient, it protects and uses natural resources sustainably, and it promotes social justice.
Green Politics promotes more cost-efficient energy use. The central belief of Green Politics is to reduce the abuse on the environment and one of the ways it does this is through the use of alternative energy sources. Although the cost of implementing alternative energy may be high in the short term, the long term costs will become more manageable. In addition to the use of greenenergy, under the principles of Green Politics, producingVIEW DOCUMENT
698 words - 3 pages them the most environmentally friendly companies, renewable resources. These renewable energy sources include wind, solar, hydro, biogas, biomass, and even geothermal. According to the EPA, Intel, creates 100% of total electricity use from Green Power. They used a total of 3,102,050,000 kilowatt hours of green power using Biogas, Biomass, Small-hydro, Solar, and Wind energy. Kohl's Department Stores using 1,536,529,000 kilowatt hours accounting for 105% of its total electricity use. There are a wide range of types ofVIEW DOCUMENT
1460 words - 6 pagesGoing Green - An Impact to our EnvironmentSummary of Going Green ArticlesA changing awareness regarding our environment has become the forethought of many homes and businesses. Changes enacted by manufacturers, communities and individuals have allowed the average American to make changes in their everyday's lives, making an impact on the environment, one person at a time. The "Going Green" trend is allowing us to make changes in our homes, our workplaces, our communities and schools.According to National Geographic's website "The average home actually contributes more to global warming than the average car. This is because much of the energy we use in our homes comes from powerVIEW DOCUMENT
1069 words - 4 pages environment, but there were, however, some scientists who contradicted this after their experiments and observations fought against The Green Movement. In all honesty, the problem is that participators of The Green Movement believe their actions, such as: recycling, conserving energy, and driving hybrid cars are actually beneficial to the Earth’s environment. The Green Movement is, however, a failure since there is not even a true definition to the word“green.” Many participating in The Green Movement are doing the world harm by trying to start a trend that could take years to make a difference. The keyword in all studies conducted on The Green Movement has been, if certain things were done, thenVIEW DOCUMENT
887 words - 4 pages, energy assets protect against adverse market conditions.
Inflation protection: By providing higher returns with lower risks during high inflation, direct energy investments protect your retirement investments. In contrast, the energy assets give low returns and high risks during low inflationary periods.
Going Green – The Road Ahead
In the past few years, serious concerns over the continual depletion of non-renewable energy have led to the rise of sourcing alternative energy like biomass, wind power or solar energy. Though the up-front costs of a renewable energy project can be huge, the project turns out to be a cost-effective venture considering that the energy source is natureVIEW DOCUMENT
1118 words - 4 pagesThe Green movement began in the Western World during the 1970’s around the time of the Vietnam War. The green movement is a social movement regarding concerns for environmental conservation and improvements to the current health of the environment. The Green movement also promotes the conservation, restoration, and the overall improvement of our environment. Many people disagree with the green movement and its values because they don’t see the immediate benefits from them. However, supporting the green movement by recycling, researching alternative energy sources, and mandating eco-friendly laws will lead to a better, greener, country.
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931 words - 4 pages greenness of both building products and structures. "The AIA Committee on the Environment, is working to bring quantitative measures to the subject and to make information about sustainability easier to understand and use. The committee has divided green design into five areas: site and land use (including transportation issues), energy efficiency, materials, indoor ecology, and waste reduction."(Talarico, 1998)
Lynn Simon an environmental architect and consultant has created a system for evaluating building products. "Simon evaluates a green product with the following checklist: Is it locally produced? Is it from a sustainable or renewable resource? Is it reuseable or salvageable if the houseVIEW DOCUMENT
618 words - 2 pages byproducts. Therefore, exploring and utilizing green and alternative sources of energy has not only become important to save our Earth’s valuable resources but the Earth itself and along with it all the living creatures that call it “home”.
Thus, it is seen that exploring alternative energy resources is very important. It is not only important to save energy resources for future generations and to provide them the technology to utilize better, unlimited sources of energy and save the Earth. It has also been seen as important step to curb the world’s poverty by creating millions of so-called “Green Jobs”. It is a fact that millions of workforce will be required to create and maintainVIEW DOCUMENT
912 words - 4 pages buyer seek these additional purchase funds, as well. Finally, I’d recommend seeking federal home improvement non-repayable grants to add as additional funds to purchase and enjoy a distressed property.
I would use a portion of the $150,000 to use as a down-payment on the property. Then, depending upon the condition of the home, I’d use a substantial down payment to hire fund developers to raise funds for the property. Why? Because going GREEN is the way to go. Green organizations and their environmentally friendly agenda would be advantageous to cost-savings throughout home ownership in the following ways:
1 Energy efficiency yields lower utility costs.
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996 words - 4 pagesEnvironmentalism has become a great concern in all sectors of business, evidenced by the recent jump in energy prices, and empirical data provided by several different environmental and scientific agencies. The Hotel industry is no different, in fact, it would benefit greatly from the recent push for all businesses and business sectors to "Go Green." Yet, the industry has long resisted the changes, and is only recently catching up to other industries that have converted their operations to have greener strategies.
Hotels require meticulous upkeep and cleanliness in order to keep up with guests’ concerns and demand. As a result, cleaning and waste products, and their disposal have becomeVIEW DOCUMENT
1490 words - 6 pages how higher-performing developments with energy-efficiency schemes, lower utility costs, healthier living environments, and site locations near public transportation/public services should be a mandatory inclusion in the award of all LIHTC funds.
Without state “required” measures of green, sustainable standards in the awarding and allocation of LIHTC funds and in the absence of review sanctions (e.g., deduction of application review points) for non-adherence to existing sustainable development specifications, the LIHTC program falls considerably short of addressing the overwhelming need to develop “green” in many of our state-subsidized low-income multi-family developments. The purpose ofVIEW DOCUMENT
1549 words - 6 pages concept of a sustainable city are being made worldwide. In the USA, the Green City Project intends to make Troy, NY, situated just north of Albany, a model sustainable city. The Green Cities Project is based on the principles of sustainability defined as "the method that ecosystems use to perpetuate themselves." In order to make our cities sustainable, we should follow three basic principles of ecosystem sustainability:* Disposal of waste and replenishment of nutrients or resources by recycling* Using renewable resources as the source of energy* Maintaining the proper size of consumerVIEW DOCUMENT
860 words - 3 pages the structures and activities will divert the public’s attention on a new trend. Companies that employ the storefront strategy aren’t necessarily inferior competitors in comparison with companies that use the redesigning strategies.
Improving current operations can improve the efficiency and resource by using green IT. There is one organization present that is employing the tuning strategy. The increasing amount of attention to green IT included consideration of improvements that might result from implementing the tuning strategy. In reference with the Danish Energy Saving Trust accounting the millions of dollars annually, government agencies have starting exploring green IT initiatives inVIEW DOCUMENT
1436 words - 6 pagesGreen Architecture is a method to reduce the impact on our environment by using natural resources like energy, water, and the materials that are used in the structure recycled materials or the fixtures used in the home with energy saving features, as well as making a healthier environment. With high-efficiency windows and high value insulation in the walls and floors you’re your energy would take less too cool or heat up that area.
Written by BOB BOB BOB May 2010 “The history of a green building goes back further than the 70’s in the middle of the industrial revolution that Henri Becquerel first witnessed the transformation of solar energy into electrical energy. Around this time, theVIEW DOCUMENT
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The radiant energy is light, in the form of a photon. Since energy is measured in electron volts, or eV, lets say this photon or group of energy is 2.2 electron volts, which is the color green. The light photon travels and hits an electron, and the electron then absorbs the energy. When the radiant energy is stored in the electron, it turns into electronic energy (Absorption of Radiant Energy).
Any time radiant energy is stored; it turns into a different type of energy. However, the electron has a ground state, which is its standard amount of electron volts of energy it has in it at a time. So, the electron wants to get rid of the extra energy, and therefore it re-emits the extra energyVIEW DOCUMENT
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While some people are taking advantage of the ability to go green, others agree with Chairman of the Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering, Tad Patzek and Professor Emeritus of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Cornell University, David Pimentel, when they say that "solar cells, wind turbines, and biomass-for-energy plantations can never replace even a small fraction of the highly reliable, 24-hours-a-day, 365-days-a-year, nuclear, fossil, and hydroelectric power stations" (Paztek, Pimentel). They argue that these alternative sources are not as efficient at providing energy because in reality, these renewable energy sources are not large scale enough to compete with the normal carbon-emittingVIEW DOCUMENT
1491 words - 6 pagesThe Future Industry in Energy: Dropping the Concept of Nuclear Energy
At the start of the mid 1950’s, the world was introduced to a new, alternative source of power that would revolutionize the energy industry; this power became known as nuclear energy. Since that time, nuclear energy seemed to pave the way in efficiency and supply power to countless cities around the globe. However, the past has shown that there are many major disadvantages to using nuclear energy. Today, many individuals believe that nuclear power plants are hurtful to the Earth and urge America and various other countries to use “greenenergy” instead and help preserve Mother Nature. Numerous individuals and groups fromVIEW DOCUMENT
1229 words - 5 pages vertically with the panels rotating in a horizontal motion. Overtime, it changed to a horizontal axis windmill. A horizontal windmill stands up and the panels move in the direction of the wind. Overtime a horizontal axis windmill proved to be more efficient than vertical axis windmills.
The whole idea of the windmill is not something thought about in everyday life, but it is one of the reasons for the growth and position that society is in today. Its main purpose is to produce some kind of electricity or to power an item. It is also an example of greenenergy, which is energy that is produced from from the earth. By moving to greenenergy, society is reducing its reliance on otherVIEW DOCUMENT
3380 words - 14 pages balance in protecting the environment and human health.
The necessary equipment and infrastructure of greenenergy sources are developing and the competition between countries to produce viablealternative energy sources is continuing. Moreover the leaders of these countries have created special organizations, as ‘Green Bridge’ (Kazakhstan), ‘Future Energy’ (Saudi Arabia).
In the 21stcentury, the clear goal for humanity needs to be that sustainable energy is developed and utilized in order to provide the backbone of global energy supply. The importance of this issue for humanity requires further and close research. The discussion will encompass both strong and weak alternatives. It will beVIEW DOCUMENT
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This page is to share awareness how important green marketing as part of people life and what challenges that should know by the marketers.
3. Green Paper Bag is use to replace the plastic bag. 1. Organic products is a more environment friendly and it can contribute to energy conservation
2. Paper bag is one of product that easier can be reuse and easy to recycle than the plastic bag.
3. Nowadays, many company alert about use paper bag, example fast food industry such as, McDonald replace consumption of plastic bag to paper bag. 1. Whether the paper bags to cover the cost of consumer spending if not using plastic bags?
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1082 words - 4 pages & Disadvantages Of Solar Power." CleanTechnica. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Mar. 2014.
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2251 words - 9 pages is one renewable energy source that can save this country. Solar energy. In the next few years, solar energy growth will hit 22%. This field is growing at such a rapid pace, so why not use that as an advantage to supply electricity and supply energy demand. (“Renewable Energy Can Tide”)
It is said that by 2050, buildings in India will be the biggest greenhouse emissioner in the country. Even with India trying so hard to change the way they consume energy, so many inefficient buildings will still stand in India in 2050. Today In India, 2% of the buildings across the country are green while the rest are still inefficient. Since these buildings have been constructed a long time ago, back whenVIEW DOCUMENT
2015 words - 8 pagesInternational Economics of Renewable EnergyEnergy is a critical component for every economy and society around the world. Energy is divided into two groups, nonrenewable (coal, oil, natural gas, and nuclear) with a finite amount found around the globe and renewable (hydro, tidal, solar, wind, geothermal, and biomass) that are constantly being replenished so that they will never run out (GreenEnergy Choice, 2011). The international economic impact of renewable energy is explored by examining subsidies, strategic policies, and comparative advantage of renewable energy.
Renewable energy in its various forms can be over 5 times more expensive than conventional types ofVIEW DOCUMENT
870 words - 3 pagesRenewable energy is a term used to describe a source of energy that has the capability to refill itself. Renewable energy is sometimes called infinite energy. Renewable energy is also known as green or clean energy, because it does not produce toxins or pollutants that are harmful and dangerous to the environment.
Planet earth is going on a critical phase, due to the fossil fuels being consumed worldwide every day. Jimmy Carter once stated on a televised in April 18, 1977 that "Because we are now running out of gas and oil, we must prepare quickly for a third change, to strict conservation and to the use of coal and permanent renewable energy sources, like solar power."
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1431 words - 6 pages contribute to Gross domestic product or GDP, lower unemployment, and pay taxes. Expanding of the green market will certainly create more job opportunities both in the United States and around the world. However, as the greenenergy market expands other areas of energy may be forced to shrink and cut employment. Whether these two markets will ultimately balance one another out remains to be seen. Many green market advocates argue the balance is tipped by the idea of full cost accounting (McConnell).
Full cost accounting is the method of analyzing costs that are monetary, social, and environmental. Social and environmental costs are often called hidden costs. (“Full Cost accounting”) ForVIEW DOCUMENT
1794 words - 7 pages farmers that pump out too much ground water. Europe has also started to implement the use of green technology and techniques. Australia is known for using technology like dual flush toilets.
Just as it is important to save water but it is also important to save energy when it comes to heating that water. Cold washes are practiced in many parts of the world, including Australia and Europe, these washes use efficient detergents designed for use in cold water (Bansal 2011). Since it is known that heating the water to wash a load of laundry sucks up the most power, by washing with cold water reduces the energy used. If you go shopping for a new water heater, you will beVIEW DOCUMENT
697 words - 3 pages on living in a green world.
Environmentalists as proponents are generally middle-class individuals whose benefits are secure. Instead, low-class workers as opponents are impossibly involved in green action because their benefits are based on the energy produce.
Developing clean energy economy and boosting energy efficiency will enhance economic structure, ensure energy independence and reduce the opportunities of resulting in extreme climate in the long run.
Introduction- search for the new economic growth after the I.T revolution
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1441 words - 6 pagesFor centuries, the issue of global warming has been a great concern for citizens in all cultures. Many suggest that becoming environmentally aware is the solution to preventing this constant climate change in our environment. However, individuals relentlessly dismiss the issue by being nonchalant and inconsiderate. Furthermore, going green has generated intense controversy: some feel strongly that their individual contribution to society is worthless; while, others firmly advocate that becoming ecologically aware helps prevent possible changes in the atmosphere, resulting from global warming. Certainly, going green can prevent climate change in our environment by conserving energy, byVIEW DOCUMENT
2077 words - 8 pages activity wastes that might not be safely disposed for thousands of years. ( Maczulak 114)
In Maczulak’s book “Renewable Energy : Sources and Methods” the author quoted The international environmental action group, Green peace, specifying its unequivocal opposition to the risks nuclear power poses to the environment and humanity.
“ Despite what the nuclear industry tells us, building enough nuclear power stations to make a meaningful reduction in greenhouse gas emission would cost trillions of dollars, create tens of thousands of tons of lethal high-level radioactive waste contribute to further proliferation of nuclear weapons materials, and result in a Chernobyl-scale accident once every decadeVIEW DOCUMENT
643 words - 3 pages means of harnessing energy.
By “going green”, or switching to a natural method of harnessing energy, you will be enjoying the benefits of lower energy consumption, thereby lessening your electric bills and minimising environmental problems like global warming. However, before purchasing a solar powered gate opener, it is always important to do a thorough research as to which models of solar gate openers are suitable for your home or business.
1150 words - 5 pages vehicle, or to a special storage battery. The PV array can be built (integrated) onto the vehicle body itself, or fixed on a building or a vehicle shelter to charge an electric vehicle (EV) battery when it is parked. (Green nature)
Next, “Hydroelectric power is the largest source of renewable electricity in the world and in the United States.”( Union of Concerned Scientists)This energy comes from water that is moving with ample speed and volume to turn a generator. The most common type of hydroelectric power comes from using a dam on a river or lake. Water is discharged from the reservoir, which spins the turbine, which activates a generator to get electricity. Hydroelectric powerVIEW DOCUMENT
1775 words - 7 pagesThe path that the United States took to become the largest consumer of power in the world was one largely chosen by market forces and government intervention. The role of culture on the use of energy is negligible in comparison with the influences of economic and political factors. The choices to adopt several new methods to produce energy were caused by the backing that these energies had in creating wealth or saving money for those who used the new energy and by the backing of the government through direct and indirect subsidies. One can examine the transitions to coal, oil, nuclear power, and current transitions toward greenenergy in order to see that the market forces are theVIEW DOCUMENT
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I am certain that all have heard of the terms green house gases, fossil fuels, and global warming. Have you ever questioned what will happen if nothing is done about the environmental problems facing the world today? What if I answer you that, we can merely use the power from the sun to power up our entire planet without the use of harmful energy sources, which affect our atmosphere? The power from the sun is what we call solar power. Solar power is the energy that comes from the sun as light and heat energy, and then it is later converted into electrical energy through solar panels (Nelson, 2008). This kind of power is completely free, right? Why should we put a lot of expense on otherVIEW DOCUMENT
2359 words - 9 pages, construction, operation, maintenance, and removal of waste. So in other words increasing the efficiently from start to finish of the construction of a building whether it be residential or commercial.The EPA says that Green building is what describes the selection of environmentally-friendly building materials, while having an environmentally-conscious building design. There are a wide variety of available building materials on the market today that fall within the green building description. They are less-toxic, take less energy to create, and give off less waste. Indoor pollution can also be reducedVIEW DOCUMENT
983 words - 4 pages There is no doubt that the world and the environment which we live in today has been dramatically altered. Rolling plains and lively wetlands that once covered the earth are now replaced with bustling, populated cities. With the rise of industrialization, urbanization, and population, it has become clear that our limited energy supply won’t be able to support us for much longer. Regardless, there is no need to revert to the standards of living before the Industrialization Revolution. There simply needs to be greater efficiency and sustainability with energy supplies in the future. Applying sustainable energy sources and materials to green buildings attacks the problem at its roots; itVIEW DOCUMENT