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The Potential of Biomass to Curb Global Warming

Description:
Alliance for Green Heat outlines where Americans and other countries spend up to two-thirds of their energy bills, heating, and where we can reduce the cost as well as the amount of carbon released into the atmosphere.

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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.

Associated Grade Levels:
7-89-1011-12Public

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6.8 Amount of energy used can be calculated and monitored.

4.5 Humans generate electricity in multiple ways.

7.6 Some populations are more vulnerable to impacts of energy choices than others.

5.1 Decisions concerning the use of energy resources are made at many levels.

4.3 Fossil and biofuels are organic matter that contain energy captured from sunlight.

5.4 Energy decisions are influenced by economic factors.

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

5.7 Energy decisions are influenced by social factors.

6.6 Behavior and design affect the amount of energy used by human society.

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.

4.2 Humans use of energy is subject to limits and constraints.

5.5 Energy decisions are influenced by political factors.

6.4 Earth has limited energy resources.

5.2 Energy infrastructure has inertia.

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.

5.6 Energy decisions are influenced by environmental factors.