Energy Efficiency Essays
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The concept of energy efficiency first arose following the oil price shocks that resulted from decreased oil output in the wake of the Iranian Revolution in 1979 (Graefe 2013). The consequences of the nation’s growing dependence on foreign oil became evident as prices quadrupled and supply dwindled. President Jimmy Carter became a champion for energy conservation in response to the various energy crises that threatened national security in the 1970s. In his speech 'A Crisis of Confidence' Carter addresses the...
In the 21st century, a crucial part of the information infrastructure is the data centre. It is already part of data communication, accommodation, and processing in practically every industry. However, with rising demands of power and escalating electricity prices, the engineers must improve the efficiency of data centres. Although not all energy waste can be evaded, engineers have been working to find ways to improve data centres’ performance in energy use in recent decades. The energy consumption and techniques to...
Energy means the ability to do work. Work means a change in position, speed, state, or form of matter. Therefore, energy is the capacity to change matter. We derive the energy to generate electricity from two sources: renewable and non-renewable resources. The electricity that we are able to generate from two of these resources in turn help power everything from heavy machinery to our cellphone battery. Before we delve into the types of both renewable and non-renewable resources and its...
Green energy is a natural sources of energy such as sunlight, wind, water, biogas and more. These sources of energy resources are renewable, meaning they are naturally replenished. They are a safe way to produce energy that will not harm the world and the atmosphere. One of the technology trends making a difference around the world is the more use of solar energy to generate clean energy, and is not polluting the air electricity. Different kinds of global warming concerns...
Our world’s advances in energy efficiency has been crucial to our technological, economic and social development. Creating energy has powered our advancements in modern machinery as well as stimulating our economy by creating jobs and improving our quality of life. But with these advancements came a great price: our global health. Our current mode of producing energy is having a deadly toll on our environment as well as our bodies. Today I would like to discuss nonrenewable resources and their...