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An Efficient Solution
Rashaad Taylor
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Jochem, Eberhard, K. (2006, August, 23). An efficient solution. Scientific American (September, 2006), 64-67

An Efficient Solution
Rashaad Taylor

The article “An Efficient Solution” is about effective ways to conserve energy, how it effects the

world and how it effects our lives. Wasting less energy is the quickest, least expensive way to stem

carbon emissions. Energy conservation is the important part of energy policies.

Energy conservation is an important part of energy policies. To some people, “energy

efficiency” means less comfort. The concept of efficiency means that people get the same service using less

energy. The fastest way to reduce carbon emissions is to develop an efficiency strategy. We need more ways to

improve efficiency along the energy chain: primary energy such as oil, energy carriers such as electricity and

useful energy such as the heat in our ovens. New technologies, replace the present intensive use of energy and

materials. Insulating buildings more effectively, changing the industry process and driving aerodynamic cars would

reduce the demand for energy use.

Some household appliances conserve energy. A desktop computer generates less heat and is made of

recyclable materials. A dishwasher has a booster heater that raises water temperature to the required temperaturefor

dish washing, it also uses about a half the water required for manual washing. A convection oven can cut energy

use by 20% because the heat comes from the bottom and it blows the heat around to cook the food. A typical new

refrigerator uses one quarter the energy of a 1974 model.

In conclusion, the article “An Efficient Solution” is about improving the efficiency along the energy chain.

Insulating buildings more effectively decreases the demand for energy. Driving aerodynamic cars would reduce the

demand for gasoline. We have to find more...
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