Energy Savings Glossary

Part 5 of Learn About Saving Energy. Coal:A solid fossil fuel found in the earth. Coal is burned to make electricity. Compact fluorescent lights (CFL) or Compact fluorecent bulbs (CFB): Lights that use a lot less energy than regular light bulbs. We can use compact fluorescent lights for reading lights and ceiling lights. Energy: Energy […]

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Activities

Part 4 of Learn About Saving Energy. Here are some activities you can do to help save energy. Choose ones that you can do yourself or with your family and friends: Count how many light bulbs you use in your home. Ask your parents to replace some of them with compact fluorescent bulbs. Make a […]

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How can we save energy?

Part 3 of Learn About Saving Energy. It is important to save energy because most of the energy we use comes from fossil fuels. If we use up all our fossil fuels, there will not be any left for people to use in the future. It would be impossible to stop using energy. But we […]

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How do we use energy?

Part 2 of Learn About Saving Energy. We use a lot of energy to heat and cool our homes. We burn fuel in our furnaces or boilers for heat. We also burn fuel to heat water for our baths and showers. Large utility companies use energy to make electricity. These companies usually burn fossil fuels, […]

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What is energy?: Learning About Saving Energy

Part 1 of Learn About Saving Energy. Energy is the ability to do work. It can come in the forms of heat and light. There are two types of energy: working energy and stored energy. Stored energy becomes working energy when we use it. You eat food for energy. Then your body stores the energy […]

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