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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1.4 Energy available to do useful work decreases as it is transferred from system to system.
1.5 Energy comes in different forms and can be divided into categories.
2.2 Sunlight, gravitational potential, decay of radioactive isotopes, and rotation of the Earth
4.1 Humans transfer and transform energy from the environment into forms useful for human endeavors
4.2 Humans use of energy is subject to limits and constraints.
4.4 Humans transport energy from place to place.
4.5 Humans generate electricity in multiple ways.
4.6 Humans intentionally store energy for later use in a number of different ways.
4.7 Different sources of energy and different ways energy is transformed, transported, and stored.
5.2 Energy infrastructure has inertia.
5.4 Energy decisions are influenced by economic factors.
5.6 Energy decisions are influenced by environmental factors.
5.7 Energy decisions are influenced by social factors.
6.1 Conservation of energy has two very different meanings.
6.3 Human demand for energy is increasing.
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.
7.1 Economic security is impacted by energy choices.
7.3 Environmental quality is impacted by energy choices.
7.5 Access to energy resources affects quality of life.
7.6 Some populations are more vulnerable to impacts of energy choices than others.