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What is the main goal of the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)?
The main goal of the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) is to ensure America's security and prosperity by addressing its energy, environmental and nuclear challenges through transformative science and technology solutions.
What are Ecosystem Services? Provide two examples and explain how these services benefit people.
Ecosystem Services are the processes by which the environment produces resources that we often take for granted such as clean water, timber, and habitat for fisheries, and pollination of native and agricultural plants. One example would be cycle and move nutrients and this service benefits people because cycles and move nutrients which means that people are moving to new areas for their nutrients and not destroying that one area; it keeps the from dying and that means people could always come back. Another example would be generate and preserve soils and renew their fertility and this helps people because it keeps their soil good so that they can keep growing crops that they need.
Explain the importance of energy efficiency and discuss several organizations that promote it.
Energy efficiency is important because energy efficiency helps our local economy. Instead of importing natural gas and electricity from outside of your community, domestic and local companies can provide energy efficiency services and equipment. It also helps save the environment because we producing less greenhouse gas. One organization is Alliance to Save Energy which is a group of industrial, technological, and energy corporations that support energy efficient practices. Another organization is Energy Star which is international standard for energy efficient products and that means that to get the energy star sticker you product has to use 25% to 30% less energy.
Alliance to Save Energy
group of industrial, technological, and energy corporations that support energy efficient practices
American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy
nonprofit organization that promotes energy efficient practices
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
act passed in 2009 that provides funds for recovery projects
using less energy while providing the same level of service
international standard for energy efficient products
National Wildlife Refuge
areas set aside for wildlife conservation managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
federal bureau located in the Department of the Interior
the practice of allocating and using resources responsibly
The Pacific Region Coastal Program
project attempting to restore 365 acres of wetland and forest habitats
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
United States government agency that helps maintain healthy ecosystems
Explain how increased energy efficiency is beneficial.
Increased energy efficiency allows for the same level of service to be achieved with reduced energy use. Energy use is associated with greenhouse gas emissions, so by decreasing energy use greenhouse gas emissions will be decreased as well. Nonrenewable resources that are used for energy production, such as coal and oil are used at a slower rate with greater energy efficiency as well. Increased energy efficiency results in lower costs for energy consumers.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services collaborates with _______.
all of the above
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