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Energy consumption -- Environmental aspects

View Resource Get Wise Challenge

The Resource Action Programs developed this Macromedia Flash Player-enhanced website to educate the public about conserving energy and water in their home. Through the house tour, users can learn about the relative amount of energy appliances and household tasks consume. Individuals can find easy-to-follow tips on how to cut energy consumption in their daily activities. While one link is for...
View Resource The Future of Coal

Across both the developed and developing worlds, the continued use of coal as an energy source has been of some concern as an agent in the process of global warming. Recently, a group of scholars at MIT convened to create an ambitious and forward-looking report titled "The Future of Coal". The report was made possible through financial support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Pew...
View Resource U.S. Department of Energy: Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

For some, the thought of geothermal energy might bring up the nation of Iceland, which has successfully harnessed this form of energy for many years. The United States Department of Energy's Geothermal Technologies Program is interested in such technologies as well, and their splendid site will be of great use to scientists, policy types, and others. The first thing new visitors will want to do is...
View Resource Washington Post: Energy and Environment

For readers who are looking for a clear-eyed source for news about ecological issues, the Washington Post's new blog, Energy and Environment with Chris Mooney, is a fantastic place to start. Mooney and his colleagues publish daily articles about the intersection of water rights, economics, psychology and behavioral science, global warming, and many other topics. Each article is professionally...