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Efficient energy use
Efficient energy use, sometimes simply called energy efficiency, is using less energy to provide the same level of energy service. An example would be insulating a home to use less heating and cooling energy to achieve the same temperature. Another example would be installing fluorescent lights and/or skylights instead of incandescent lights to attain the same level of illumination. Efficient energy use is achieved primarily by means of a more efficient technology or process rather than by changes in individual behaviour.
Energy efficient buildings, industrial processes and transportation could reduce the world's energy needs in 2050 by one third, and help controlling global emissions of greenhouse gases, according to the International Energy Agency.
Energy efficiency and renewable energy are said to be the twin pillars of sustainable energy policy.
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In an effort to protect the environment and save on energy costs, we are in the midst of a "green" home boom in this country. While that may bode well from an energy-efficiency standpoint, the trend certainly doesn't have ...
Health Feb 21, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
In an effort to protect the environment and save on energy costs, we are in the midst of a "green" home boom in this country. Between remodeling older houses and building new ones, it's estimated that millions of American ...
Health Jan 16, 2013 | 3 / 5 (1) | 0
(Medical Xpress) -- How people choose to consume resources and use contraception influences their responses to climate change, according to a team of psychologists.
Psychology & Psychiatry Jun 29, 2011 | 4 / 5 (1) | 1