energy conservation

conserving energy at home

Many people waste energy at home, so a lot of energy can be saved there as well. What can you do to conserve energy? You can: turn off lights and unplug appliances and other electrical devices when not in use. use energy-efficient light bulbs and appliances. turn the thermostat down in winter and up in summer. Q: How can you tell which light bulbs and appliances use less energy?



conserving energy in transportation

Much of the energy used in the U.S. is used for transportation. You can conserve transportation energy in several ways. For example, you can: plan ahead to avoid unnecessary trips. take public transit such as subways (see Figure 1.1) instead of driving. drive an energy-efficient vehicle when driving is the only way to get there. Q: What are some other ways you could save energy in transportation? A: You could carpool to save transportation energy. Even if you carpool with just one other person, thats one less vehicle on the road. For short trips, you could ride a bike or walk to you destination. The extra exercise is another benefit of using your own muscle power to get where you need to go.


conserving energy

Everyone can reduce their use of energy resources and the pollution the resources cause by conserving energy. Conservation means saving resources by using them more efficiently, using less of them, or not using them at all. You can read below about some of the ways you can conserve energy on the road and in the home.

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what are two ways that energy can be conserved?

-->  a) use less energy

b) create more energy, as needed.

c) use energy more efficiently

d) use less energy and use energy more efficiently.

in 2004, the united states used most of its energy on ____.

-->  a) transportation

b) residential use

c) industrial use

d) commercial use

which of these are ways we can use less energy in our homes?

a) turn off lights when not in a room

b) only run appliances when necessary

c) use a fan instead of an air conditioner

-->  d) all of the above

if you are driving, you can use energy more efficiently if you drive _____.

a) above 90 miles per hour

-->  b) below 55 miles per hour

c) above 55 miles per hour

d) between 60 and 70 miles per hour

in a business, it is possible to conserve energy by

a) using incandescent lights.

-->  b) setting thermostats to turn off when buildings are empty.

c) keeping appliances plugged in so they are ready to go on monday morning.

d) all of these.

conserving energy is cleaner and cheaper than finding new energy.

-->  a) true

b) false

why is it good to conserve energy?

a) sources of energy that are limited will be available in the future.

b) it is much cheaper to conserve energy than to develop new energy sources.

c) energy that is not used does not produce pollution.

-->  d) all of these.

which type of light is more energy efficient?

a) incandescent lights

b) lead bulbs

-->  c) compact fluorescent bulbs

d) none of these.

to be energy efficient at home

a) use old appliances, even if they no longer run well.

-->  b) make sure your home is well insulated.

c) keep the heat (or air conditioning) on when you are not home so that you dont have to crank it up when you return.

d) all of these.

using energy more efficiently will help our energy resources last a longer time.

-->  a) true

b) false

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