Energy – Understanding Renewable Resources


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Ontology Tags

Classes Energy, Environmental & Natural Resources: (1) Looking at Natural Resources -Alternative Energy & Renewable Fuels (2) Achieving Sustainability – Renewable Resources

Goals Challenging Problems: (1) Questions – Build a Better World (2) Themes – Conservation Focused (3) Physical World – Investigating Earth | Intended Learning Outcomes: Instilled Citizenship Values – Lifestyle Respecting Environmental Resources | CTEs & Disciplines: (1) Energy, Environmental, & Natural Resources (2) Earth & Geo Sciences (3) Environmental Engineering


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National Resources Defense Council

Renewable Energy: The Clean Facts

Renewable energy, often referred to as clean energy, comes from natural sources or processes that are constantly replenished. For example, sunlight or wind keep shining and blowing, even if their availability depends on time and weather. While renewable energy is often thought of as a new technology, harnessing nature’s power has long been used for heating, transportation, lighting, and more.


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U.S. Department of Energy

Clean Energy

A clean energy revolution is taking place across America, underscored by the steady expansion of the U.S. renewable energy sector. The clean energy industry generates hundreds of billions in economic activity, and is expected to continue to grow rapidly in the coming years. There is tremendous economic opportunity for the countries that invent, manufacture and export clean energy technologies.

Fossil Fuels

Fossil energy sources, including oil, coal and natural gas, are non-renewable resources that formed when prehistoric plants and animals died and were gradually buried by layers of rock. Over millions of years, different types of fossil fuels formed — depending on what combination of organic matter was present, how long it was buried and what temperature and pressure conditions existed as time passed.

Electric Power

Electricity — the flow of electrical power — is a secondary energy source generated by the conversion of primary sources of energy like fossil, nuclear, wind or solar. The Energy Department works to keep the grid secure from cyber and physical attacks; partners with states and other stakeholders to plan more resilient infrastructure that can better withstand extreme weather events; and supports efforts to increase grid efficiency and energy storage as more renewable energy sources come online.


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Outlook for Energy: A Perspective to 2014

The Outlook for Energy is ExxonMobil’s latest view of energy demand and supply through 2040. For many years the Outlook for Energy has helped inform ExxonMobil’s long-term business strategies, investment plans, and research programs.

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