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Green Teams Program Resources - Energy


Energy use is the largest driver of Penn State's greenhouse gas emissions and it costs about $1 million each day to providing heat and air conditioning to our buildings and running our lights, appliances and electronics. The Physical Plant works consistently to increase the efficiency of the buildings, which has reduced our energy use, and there are actions that faculty, staff and students can take to cut waste. The tips and resources below are useful both at home and at the office.

Energy Resources by Type


Energy in Germany

Learn how renewable energy works, how it is necessary for our future, and how Germany is leading the field of sustinable energy sources.

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Smart Stripping

Have you ever heard of plugloads and how they can zap your monthly budget? Take a cue from this video on "stripping" out those unwanted taxes on your energy bills.

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Clean Energy Manufacturing

Clean energy and advanced manufacturing have the potential to rejuvenate the U.S. manufacturing industry and open pathways to increased American competitiveness. Watch this video to learn more about this exciting movement and to see some of these innovations in action.

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Earth: The Operators' Manual

An operator’s manual helps keep your car or computer running at peak performance. Earth science can do the same for the planet. To illustrate the evidence and the way forward, host Richard Alley takes viewers on a High-Definition trip around the globe, from New Zealand to New Orleans, telling the story of Earth’s climate history and our relationship with fossil fuels.

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