Essential Energy Information, Concepts, and Themes

Essential Energy Information, Concepts, and Themes

  • Energy flows through food webs in one direction, primarily from the sun to producers then to consumers and, finally, to decomposers.
  • Energy comes in many forms. It can be converted and stored.
  • Energy conservation does not mean decreased quality of life, but often leads to improved quality of life through increased economic and national security, reduced environmental risks, and monetary savings. The way humans use energy has lead to rapid climate change across the planet.
  • Humans harness energy from any available resource and the demand for energy is ever increasing. Earth has limited energy resources. Renewable energy provides countless opportunities for economic growth, job creation, improving quality of life, and much more.