Daily Archives: February 26, 2016

Assignment 2: Personal Energy Audit

Have you looked up each items on your monthly electric bills and really think about the energy uses? Have you ever care about what percentage of the energy consumption is actually wasteful and unnecessary? Being able to read the electric … Continue reading

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Assignment 2: energy from a vehicle

Introduction: About 15% of the energy from the fuel you put in your tank is used to move your car down the road or run accessories, such as running the air conditioner or heater. The rest of the energy is … Continue reading

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Assignment 2: Just how effective is a hybrid?

Intro/Thesis As the years go on, so do the rising questions surrounding fossil fuels and alternative energy, such as renewable resources and the reduction of our carbon footprint. One of the most effective ways to do so, thus far, has been … Continue reading

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Assignment 2: Solar Energy in the US

Slowly but surely, alternative energy usage is becoming a major trend in the US. While fossil fuels remain the dominant source of energy, nuclear, wind, and solar energy have become more popular. Many people may feel that alternative energy is … Continue reading

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Assignment 2: How to have a balanced and healthy diet?

At the present time, as the pace of the life is accelerated, many people found that they can’t easily get access to the healthy foods. The most common foods can be reached around the workplaces are fast foods such as … Continue reading

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Assignment 2: How green is solar power?

We currently live in a time where many people are conscious of the impact humans are creating on the world. One impact the way we create energy through using fossil fuels, which is releasing carbon dioxide (CO2) into the Earth’s … Continue reading

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Assignment 2: Household Photovoltaics

We hear all too often that we are in an energy crisis.  We hear about power outages all across the nation because the grid is well over its capacity at times.  Scientists and politicians have spent countless hours of their … Continue reading

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Assignment 2: Solar Power to the School

Topic: The school has been attempting to reduce energy consumption and increase green energy sources. Can we power the school/campus solely on solar power? Audience: Students and campus staff concerned with reducing the schools carbon emissions, including those who do … Continue reading

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Assignment 2: The Environmental Benefits Of Taking A Bike To Work

Human beings are an active species. No matter what, we’ve always got to get somewhere. The main reason we’re always out and about it commuting to work. Now naturally opting to use a car is the more time-efficient method. Cars are … Continue reading

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Assignment 2: Public Transportation: America’s Future?

America has long been a nation of highways. The highway system owes its creation to cheap gasoline costs and the affordability of personal vehicles in the 20th Century. This diverged America from Europe, which massively expanded its public transportation network … Continue reading

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Assignment 2: Penn State and the Sun

Introduction: Penn State has one of the largest campus’s in the country. The student body itself is upwards of 48,000. This requires a lot of energy to keep the campus running. The campus has made many steps in the recent … Continue reading

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Read and Respond Writing Assignment

Read and Response assignment due on Friday, March 4th This is the first of two  read and response assignments for the semester.  These assignments provide  an opportunity to directly engage  arguments that are critical of practices that are associated with sustainability … Continue reading

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Assignment 2: Nuclear Waste Management

When looking at the future of energy production in the United States, the fossil fuel sources loom high above the rest in percentages. With the increasing efficiency of several different renewable energy sources, such as photovoltaic cells and tidal turbines, … Continue reading

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