The Cost of Using Energy

KEEP lesson plan with detailed description of a cost analysis for different methods of energy usage, including an exercise with incandescent and CFL light bulbs.

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.
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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Related Sub-Topics

1.1 Energy is a quantity that is transferred from system to system.

1.7 Many different units are used to quantify energy.

1.8 Power is a measure of energy transfer rate.

2.7 The effects of changes in Earth’s energy system are often not immediately apparent.

4.1 Humans transfer and transform energy from the environment into forms useful for human endeavors

5.2 Energy infrastructure has inertia.

5.3 Energy decisions can be made using a systems-based approach.

5.4 Energy decisions are influenced by economic factors.

6.5 Social and technological innovation affects the amount of energy used by human society.

6.8 Amount of energy used can be calculated and monitored.

7.3 Environmental quality is impacted by energy choices.

7.5 Access to energy resources affects quality of life.