Benchmark 8C
The Designed World: Energy Sources and Use
Grades 9-12, page 195

Decisions to slow the depletion of energy sources through efficient technology can be made at many levels, from personal to national, and they always involve trade-offs of economic costs and social values.

NSES Content Standard F
Science in Personal and Social Perspectives: Environmental quality
Grades 9-12, page 198
Many factors influence environmental quality. Factors that students might investigate include population growth, resource use, population distribution, overconsumption, the capacity of technology to solve problems, poverty, the role of economic, political, and religious views, and different ways humans view the earth.