Related Topics:1. Energy is a physical quantity that follows precise natural laws.2. Physical processes on Earth are the result of energy flow through the Earth system.3. Biological processes depend on energy flow through the Earth system.5. Energy decisions are influenced by economic, political, environmental, and social factors.6. The amount of energy used by human society depends on many factors.7. The quality of life of individuals and societies is affected by energy choices.4. Various sources of energy are used to power human activities.
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3.6 Humans are part of Earth’s ecosystems and influence energy flow through these systems.
6.8 Amount of energy used can be calculated and monitored.
4.5 Humans generate electricity in multiple ways.
1.7 Many different units are used to quantify energy.
1.1 Energy is a quantity that is transferred from system to system.
5.1 Decisions concerning the use of energy resources are made at many levels.
2.2 Sunlight, gravitational potential, decay of radioactive isotopes, and rotation of the Earth
5.4 Energy decisions are influenced by economic factors.
7.3 Environmental quality is impacted by energy choices.
5.7 Energy decisions are influenced by social factors.
1.5 Energy comes in different forms and can be divided into categories.
4.1 Humans transfer and transform energy from the environment into forms useful for human endeavors
4.6 Humans intentionally store energy for later use in a number of different ways.
1.2 The energy of a system or object that results in its temperature is called thermal energy.
5.5 Energy decisions are influenced by political factors.
2.3 Earth’s weather and climate are mostly driven by energy from the Sun.
6.4 Earth has limited energy resources.
5.2 Energy infrastructure has inertia.
6.7 Products and services carry with them embedded energy.
2.7 The effects of changes in Earth’s energy system are often not immediately apparent.
4.7 Different sources of energy and different ways energy is transformed, transported, and stored.
5.3 Energy decisions can be made using a systems-based approach.
2.1 Earth constantly changes as energy flows through the system.
4.4 Humans transport energy from place to place.
5.6 Energy decisions are influenced by environmental factors.