Renewable Energy

A collection by Terry
21 Resources
Welcome to Energyville

Welcome to Energyville

Energy: It's what runs the world (not to mention the economy). Can you find the right mix of fossil fuels, nuclear power, and renewables like wind, solar, and hydropower to provide for your city? More...

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Fun Energy Facts

Fun Energy Facts

Check out these interesting facts about solar, wind, kinetic, chemical, nuclear, and geothermal energy. More...

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Science Kids
Tidal Energy

Tidal Energy

Powered by the nature, tidal energy certainly is renewable. Discover the developing technology that aims to convert tidal energy into electricity. More...

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National Geographic
Burning Biofuels: Comparing Nonrenewable and Renewable Fuels

Burning Biofuels: Comparing Nonrenewable and Renewable Fuels

Calling all pyromaniacs! Here’s your chance to burn stuff — with adult supervision, of course. You'll be burning biofuels and fossil fuels to compare how much energy they release. More...

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Science Buddies
Hydroelectric Energy

Hydroelectric Energy

Water, water everywhere! And lots of it is turned into energy. Check out some of the world's largest hydroelectric dams. More...

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National Geographic
Geothermal Energy

Geothermal Energy

Hotter at its core than the surface of the Sun, the Earth contains huge amounts of energy. Here at the surface, power plants and heat pumps are making use of it, at least in some places. More...

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National Geographic
A Guide to the Energy of the Earth

A Guide to the Energy of the Earth

Examine the many ways energy cycles through our planet and its systems — from the Sun to our food chain to electricity and beyond. More...

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TED-Ed/Joshua M. Sneideman
Renewable Wind

Renewable Wind

Wind is clean, it's renewable, and already it generates enough electricity in the U.S. to power some 12 million homes. But sometimes it doesn't blow. Can we rely on wind? More...

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U.S. Energy Information Administration
Renewable Energy: You’re Soaking in It

Renewable Energy: You’re Soaking in It

A "large part of the reason we eat, and the entire reason we breathe" is to get the energy we need by making and recycling ATP. More...

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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Scientist Profile: Renewable Energy Scientist

Scientist Profile: Renewable Energy Scientist

Growing up in the Navajo Nation, Sandra Begay-Campbell was into math and science. Today, as an engineer, she brings solar and wind energy to people who lack alternatives. More...

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DragonflyTV/PBS
Slide Show: Could the Gulf Stream Provide Florida with Renewable Energy?

Slide Show: Could the Gulf Stream Provide Florida with Renewable Energy?

Scientists hope to learn if the Gulf Stream can be a renewable energy source to supply electricity in Florida. Look at images of how they conduct their research. More...

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Scientific American
Energy Resources

Energy Resources

The energy to power our homes and vehicles comes from many different sources. From corn biomass and coal mining to geothermal and natural gas power plants, explore them with this photo gallery. More...

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National Geographic
Geothermal Energy Pictures

Geothermal Energy Pictures

Geothermal energy is being put to use around the world. Here's a look at projects large and small. More...

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Discovery
10 Reasons to Use Geothermal Energy

10 Reasons to Use Geothermal Energy

Clean, abundant, and widely available, geothermal energy certainly has a lot going for it. More...

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Discovery
Alternative Energy: The Bloom Box

Alternative Energy: The Bloom Box

When this video was made, in 2010, big companies were buying fuel cells from a company called Bloom Energy. Keep an eye on the news to see if Bloom Energy's 's big claims are coming true. More...

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CBS/60 Minutes
Geothermal Energy Facts

Geothermal Energy Facts

This site takes you from the center of the Earth to the power plant in California that can power 750,000 homes. You'll find tons of geothermal info here. More...

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Energy Education
What You Don’t Know About Wood Energy

What You Don’t Know About Wood Energy

Wood fires for cooking and heating have long fueled the world’s civilizations. Why not see how much you know about wood energy? More...

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National Geographic
Top 6 Things You Didn’t Know About Solar Energy

Top 6 Things You Didn’t Know About Solar Energy

"Solar energy is the most abundant energy resource on Earth." You'll find 5 more facts like that one here. More...

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U.S. Department of Energy
Net-Zero Home Could Eliminate Energy Bills

Net-Zero Home Could Eliminate Energy Bills

Watch researchers testing a house that produces as much energy as it uses — and that will save on home energy consumption and costs. More...

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Inside Science News Service
Iceland: Geothermal Energy

Iceland: Geothermal Energy

Molten material rising towards the Earth's surface has turned Iceland into a country of volcanoes and boiling hot springs. The Icelanders have made full use of their geothermal treasure. More...

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United Nations
Tapping the Earth for Energy Savings Year-Round

Tapping the Earth for Energy Savings Year-Round

Getting geothermal heating and air conditioning for your home might seem like a great idea, but it's really expensive. Here's why a family went ahead with it anyway. More...

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NPR