Information And Regulation

Since regulation is a result of social and political actions based on information in which perception is a key component, changing perceptions correspond to changing behavior and regulatory activities. For instance, there is a perceived shift in the discussion from global warming to a broader concern for climate change as including issues other than increases in temperature. Responding to this shift in perception, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has renamed its website, which also indicates its self-understanding of its regulatory function.

Changing perceptions involve social and political changes and may also lead more directly to changes in regulatory regimes. In a democratic state, legislation is made by acts of a corresponding legislature and its authorized bodies that together formulate the regulatory regime being the law and its regulations.

Renewable Energy 101

Renewable Energy 101

Renewable energy is energy that is generated from sunlight, rain, tides, geothermal heat and wind. These sources are naturally and constantly replenished, which is why they are deemed as renewable. The usage of renewable energy sources is very important when considering the sustainability of the existing energy usage of the world. While there is currently an abundance of non-renewable energy sources, such as nuclear fuels, these energy sources are depleting. In addition to being a non-renewable supply, the non-renewable energy sources release emissions into the air, which has an adverse effect on the environment.

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