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Energy Conservation & Efficiency - Chapter Summary
Our instructors will explain more about energy consumption, global energy trends and what our energy future might look like. You will review the difference between energy efficiency and energy conservation along with examples of both. A specific lesson on how to conserve more energy and prevent energy loss at home while saving money is also included.
Alternative energy and its sources will be defined, along with a discussion about why alternatives for energy are sought after in the first place. Your study will also include a lesson on how to ensure your scientific sources are reliable and accurate. Once you have completed this chapter, you should be able to:
- Discuss world energy consumption and what our global energy future looks like
- Differentiate between energy efficiency and energy conservation
- Save money by conserving energy and preventing energy loss in your home
- Explain what alternative energy is and where it comes from
- Ensure your sources are accurate and reliable
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1. Energy Consumption History: Global Trends & Implications
Simply put, our world depends on energy. But the way we use energy changes through time. In this lesson, you'll learn about world energy consumption, who keeps track of it, and what implications that information has for our global energy future.
2. Energy Conservation and Energy Efficiency: Examples and Differences
Saving energy is an important topic, but energy conservation and energy efficiency are not the same thing. Learn what the difference is and some examples of both energy conservation and energy efficiency.
3. Conserving Energy at Home: How to Be More Energy Efficient
Are you wondering how to make your home more energy efficient? Follow these measures to conserve energy, prevent energy loss, and make your home more comfortable, all while saving money.
4. What is Alternative Energy? - Definition & Sources
What is alternative energy? Alternative to what and why are people looking for alternatives anyway? Learn the answers to those questions in this lesson.
5. Scientific Sources: Accuracy, Reliability & Validity
It's important to use other sources to support your work, but what's even more important is to use the right ones. Sources should be valid, reliable, and accurate, but it's not always easy to tell which ones meet these criteria.
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