Focus on Sustainable Energy: Ages 11-14

Published on 04.30.2021
Middle School
Life and earth sciences

15 min read

Watch your words! What is “sustainable energy”? First of all, it is energy that is “renewable” (solar, wind, , etc.) – but that is only half the story. To be sustainable, an energy source must not exhaust natural resources, such as rare minerals, or rely on overly costly, hard-to-recycle equipment to generate . Put simply, close attention needs to be paid upstream and downstream, while avoiding waste at all costs.


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