Energy Efficient Building and Automobiles

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Energy Efficient Buildings and Automobiles
Lisa Stark
February 19, 2012
Environment Science

In today’s day an age researchers and scientists are trying to use what we known to help save energy in buildings and transportation. If you think about things builders need energy to build houses that we live in to keep a roof over our heads. People do not realize that we use energy to build houses oil is needed for the machines to run to help move the materials to help build houses. Coal is used in homes as well to help heat our homes in keeping us warm during the cold winters. We use petroleum to extract crude oil that we refine a mixture of a hundred different types if hydrocarbon molecules characterized by carbon chains of different lengths (Withgott and Brennan, 2009). Petroleum is used in everyday life because no matter what you look at in your home it’s made from petroleum. Also petroleum is also used in our automobiles this is how we get around from place to place. At the same time that we use these coal, oil, and petroleum products we are going to run out because they are non-renewable resources. Researchers and scientists are trying alternative ways to use less of these resources but at the same time still have the buildings and automobiles. The United States government implanted a plan to us conserve energy the best we can. One way was through automobiles by making the increase in the miles per gallon (Withgott and Brennan, 2009). The government proposed this plan because after all automobiles are used by everyone in the United States which consumes a lot of petroleum. Also automobile contractors are finding that we just do not have to use gas to run automobiles but we can use the sun energy to help run the automobiles as well. Another way to help the environment is the solar panels that people are getting on…...

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