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Environmental and Social Sustainability Initiative (ESSI) Research Project: Home

A resource guide for Ms. Nave's environmental science students.

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ESSI Research Project Description ‚Äč- This is your guide to what goes into the project. Follow it closely to ensure you include all requirements in your final presentation. You may also use this guide to take notes and create a list of your sources cited in MLA style. Please use NoodleTools to properly cite all images, database articles, websites, etc. Essentially, anything that is not your own words or work must be cited. 

What is energy?

What is energy? Find out from the Energy Information Administration (EIA) what energy is, how it is categorized, and consumed.  

What is renewable energy? Renewable energy is energy from sources that are naturally replenishing but flow-limited; renewable resources are virtually inexhaustible in duration but limited in the amount of energy that is available per unit of time.

What is non-renewable energy? In the United States, most of our energy comes from nonrenewable energy sources. Coal, petroleum, natural gas, propane, and uranium are non-renewable energy sources. They are used to make electricity, to heat our homes, to move our cars, and to manufacture all kinds of products.

These energy sources are called non-renewable because their supplies are limited. Petroleum, for example, was formed millions of years ago from the remains of ancient sea plants and animals. We can't make more petroleum in a short time.

Maryland Energy Statistics

Energy Consumption in Maryland - Find out Maryland's end-use energy consumption estimates for 2017.

Maryland Energy Profile Analysis - Read a report about Maryland's energy status, look more deeply into the data, and view infographics to gain more insight. 

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