Thursday, May 29, 2014

Blog Presentation

Dear Blog Viewer:
Throughout this school year, I’ve been writing in this blog for my English class. Around In this blog, I posted and blogged on a variety of different issues with energy efficiency. I wrote posts in different styles in order to attract people that like to read certain types of writing styles. After writing week after week, I believe I have improved my reading and writing abilities.
When I started writing my blog, I was just making posts with little, if any, detail. “Why Energy Efficiency” was my first post on the blog because it serves as an informative post for the viewer. I would like the viewer to see why I chose energy efficiency as my topic. I don’t want them to believe that I was assigned this topic. I want them to know that I chose this blog because I believe Energy Efficiency is important. I would also like them to understand the meaning of energy efficiency.
Next, I started to write about ways the viewers could benefit from becoming energy efficient.In “3 Great Reasons for Becoming Energy Efficient”, I tried to persuade the viewer into becoming energy efficient. I showed three reasons why they should become energy efficient. I started using more details in my writing when I made this post. The 3 reasons I gave are that you spend less money, you improve the economy, and you create less pollution.
I started doing some research for my posts later on. I had to research a current event on energy efficiency and wrote “Incandescent Light Bulbs are now Illegal in the USA”. In this post I had to research and analyze an article I found interesting on the internet. Unlike the previous posts, I wrote more and gave facts that I read in the article. “LED Light Bulbs” is another post that shows improvement in my writing. I gave details and facts here as well as pictures to help prove some things.
Economics” is the one of the last post’s I made on my blog. I believe this post may be the best one if not the best posts I wrote. In this post we had to tie our topic to another topic. So i decided to show the connection between energy efficiency and the economy. I also used a good amount of details, examples, facts, I had to do some research, and I used quotes. This is way more complex than my first post.
I’ve come to a conclusion that creating this blog has made me a stronger reader and writer.
Cristian Garcia

Sunday, March 30, 2014

SSR: House Passes Energy Efficiency Bill for Commercial Buildings

This week i'll be responding to the article,House Passes Energy Efficiency Bill for Commercial Buildings.
"The House passed legislation March 4 that aims to boost the energy efficiency of commercial buildings leased to tenants on a strong 375-36 vote." I'm glad the house voted to pass this bill. This bill is just another improvement towards becoming energy efficient. I don't understand why some people are opposed to this, it's going to help improve health, improve the environment, and save people money in the long run. 
By using green technology, you stop using fossil fuels. By stopping the use of fossil fuels, you don't emit any chemicals which can lead to several health problems. Fossil fuels aren't just bad for us, they are bad for the environment. They release green house gases into the atmosphere which causes the global temperature to rise. When the temperature rises, it leads to many global problems such as sea level rise, destruction of coral reefs, droughts, and hurricanes. In the long run it also saves you money. You will stop relying on the electricity company to supply you for electricity. You will get the energy from the environment which is free and after some years pass by, you end up saving money.
I agree with Upton, who said, “I hope a strong vote this afternoon would send a pretty good message to the Senate that they can embrace these bills,” on the House floor. I also like the Vermont democrat stated that, "Energy efficiency is an approach that really makes sense and we can and should do it,”.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014


Look Outside, see the trees
Watch the flowers in the breeze
Things won't be like this in a year or two
If polluting is all we do
Seize the night
Seize the day
Things won't always be ..........

Josie Greveling


Fossil fuels are bad
They are making nature mad
Destruction is near

Tuesday, February 25, 2014


Why did the farmer put a light bulb in the ground?
-He wanted to grow a power plant! can laugh now.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Chevy Volt

Our Guest blogger this week is Josh Iloff
The Chevy volt has a rechargeable energy storage system comprising multiple linked modules. The Chevy volt has 149 HP (horse power). The top speed is around 100 mph. the distance you can go on just the battery power is 38 miles, the overall distance is 380 miles. The designer of the car is Bob Boniface. The car is front wheel drive. The years 2011 and 2012 the Chevy volt only on electricity could go 35 miles in 2013 it could travel up to 38 miles and in 2014 it can now travel up to 83 miles on electricity only that’s not including gas mileages. As of January 2014 the Chevy volt is the most fuel efficient car with a gasoline engine sold in the United States. The charge times vary between 10 to 12 hours. The brakes is power four-wheel vented disc with ABS; electro-hydraulic; fully regenerative to maximize energy capture; dynamic rear brake proportioning.  The generator cooling is 7.3 liters. The battery pack cooling is 7.0 liters. The gas tank is only 9.3 gallons. The oil system plus the filter can hold up to 3.5 liters. 

Friday, January 31, 2014


Becoming energy efficient is more than just about keeping the environment clean, it's also a huge effect on the economy. The definition of energy efficiency is to use less energy and still get the same services done, so by becoming energy efficient, you reduce the amount of energy consumption.
Reducing the energy consumption means we spend less money on energy and by spending less money, it leaves more money in the pockets of the people. The people can then go out and spend the money they make on other things like food or clothing.
Another way becoming energy efficient does is make jobs. To become energy efficient, we need to get rid of flaws in our energy system, like light bulbs or housing insulation for example. In order to do that, we need to employ people to go out and help solve these problems. Also, it leads to the production of more efficient products making jobs in factories as well.
The last way it effects the US economy is that you can report what you've spent on becoming energy efficient in your tax report to benefit you. According to Judkis from the US News, "You can also take advantage of a number of tax credits for energy-efficient home purchases."
These are just some ways the economy is effected by becoming energy efficient.