Energy is central to a many of the challenges that lie ahead. Because we are all seeking to form our own opinions, in 2005 Total created Planète Energies, an educational brand unfettered by our corporate discourse. The website aims to provide young people, their teachers, parents and anybody interested in energy issues with the keys to understanding all aspects of energy and related issues.
Greater knowledge of energy is also needed to fuelFuel is any solid, liquid or gaseous substance or material that can be combined with an oxidant... informed discussion. Companies both large and small have a role to play in this collective effort, by working with schools and universities to raise awareness. Planète Energies highlights, clearly and unambiguously, the essential contribution made by all sectors of the energy industry.
Three Core Beliefs
Planète Energies is an educational website that emphasizes balanced, objective contributions to understanding energy, primary or secondary, old or new. Contributing to the discussions engaged around the world about the energy transition, it is founded on three core beliefs:
Energy is central to human development:
Its availability determines access to health care, food, education, safety and well-being for everyone on the planet, in developed and emerging economies alike. Without energy, there would be no running water, no hospitals, no schools, no housing and no transportation.
Energy is precious, so we must use it wisely:
We can all, in our way, help to build a responsible energy future that is respectful of the environment and the rights of the most disadvantaged. Governments, business and ordinary people must be aware of their responsibilities in connection with sustainability and environmental protection.
Knowledge and research drive progress, which can still be made:
To be confident about the future, we need to be optimistic about innovation and progress. We also need to whet young people's appetites for science, to encourage them to pursue careers in this area.
A Clear Editorial Line
Planète Energies is an online platform, available in English and French, that publishes educational content developed by a dedicated editorial team and news from our media partners. The site encompasses all energy sources, from fossil fuels to renewables and nuclear energyEnergy produced in nuclear power plants. The enormous amount of heat released during fission of uranium atom nuclei is transferred to water.... It explores the past and future possibilities and examines the role and applications of energy in daily life (the home, transportation, use); technological innovation, in particular by small businesses; jobs; the economy; the environment and climate change; and the development of emerging economies.
Planète Energies' guiding principle — education — requires both accuracy and objectivity. The Editorial Board, made up of experts from various backgrounds, guarantees the website's quality and accessibility.