ERIC Number: ED164345
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Kilowatt Counter: A Consumer's Guide to Energy Concepts, Quantities, and Uses.
Friend, Gil; Morris, David
This booklet is a basic introduction to energy and energy usage. The first chapter discusses various forms of energy and how they are measured and converted from one to another with a unit conversion chart included. Tables and figures list annual energy requirements of household electrical appliances and energy requirements for houses with various energy supplies. The automobile and the efficiency of various modes of passenger transport are discussed. Actual U.S. fuel consumption, resource depletion, and waste heat are examined for both the private and the industrial sectors. Another chapter deals with alternative sources of energy for different sections of the U.S. Math problems with calculations and answers are given throughout and an energy awareness test is found at the end. (TM)
Descriptors: Conservation Education, Conservation (Environment), Consumer Education, Depleted Resources, Efficiency, Electrical Appliances, Energy, Energy Conservation, Environmental Education, Fuel Consumption, Instructional Materials, Mathematics Instruction, Natural Resources, Physical Sciences
Alternative Sources of Energy, Rt. 2, Box 90A, Milaca, Minnesota 56353 ($2.00)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Institute for Local Self-Reliance, Washington, DC.