Source of Electricity

What is Electricity?
Electricity is the flow of electrical power or charge

Sources of electricity are everywhere in the world. There is a range of energy resources available to generate electricity.  These energy resources fall into to main categories, often called renewable and non-renewable energy resources.  Each of these resources can be used as a source to generate resources.  Each of these resources can be used as a source to generate electricity, whcih is e very useful way of transferring energy from one place to another such as the home or industry.

Before we began generating electricity, over 100 years ago, fireplaces and ppot-belly stoves kept harms warm, kerosene lamps and candles lit homes and food was kept in cool iceboxes or underground storage cellars.

-A spark of static electricity can measure up to three thousand (3,000 volts) volts. A bolt of lighting can measure up to three million (3,000,000) volts and it last less than one second!

-Electricity we use in our homes comes from primary sources like:
  • oil
  • natural power
  • coal
  • natural gs
  • sun, and other natural sources

-We use electricity every day for heat, light, and power.

Saving Energy
CFL (compact flourescent light bulbs are a good choice for home lighting because they use less energy than incadescent bulbs, produce the same light output, and last up to 10 times longer.  Each bulb can save $40 or more in electricity costs over it lifetime.

For greater savings energy star recommends using CFLs in fixtures that are used at least 15 minutes at a time.

Recycling and Disposal of CFLs

Requirement for CFL recycling vary by state. For more information, visit the EPA.

Energy Star

Energy Star is a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency voluntary program that helps businesses and individuals save money and protect our climate through superior energy-efficiency.

Save energy-save money by choosing energy star appliances. For information on how to choose appliances go to Energy Star.

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