Environmental studies and Forestry
write 400–600 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments.
You want to be part of the Green Revolution and are looking to find ways to reduce your energy use. But first, you must know what your energy use is. Complete the following:
Make and save a table in a Word document or Excel spreadsheet to keep track of your energy use for 3 days this week. Include the following:
What types of energy or fuel did you use (including any renewable sources of energy, such as wind, hydroelectric, solar, etc.)?
What was the purpose of the energy or fuel use (heating or cooling, recreational, etc.)?
Save your chart, and present it with 2–3 paragraphs containing the following information:
Which primary energy source does your electric company use to generate electricity (coal, nuclear, renewable s, etc.)?
Cite the source for this information.
What changes could you make to decrease your energy use?
To answer this, you will need to estimate how much energy you are using and report that as part of your tracking. For example, how long are appliances running or lights on? How far do you drive?
What changes could you make to increase your energy efficiency?
Which changes will be most difficult for you to implement? Why do you think so?
Investigate the options for purchasing a completely electric vehicle for your personal use. Based on your research about cost and fuel efficiency, would you purchase the vehicle? Why or why not?