Focus on Sustainable Energy: Ages 15-18

Published on 04.30.2021

15 min read

High School
Science and technology of industry and sustainable development

What is the difference between “sustainable energy” and “renewable energy”? Both are vital to successfully driving the energy transition and, by extension, protecting the planet. But it is important to make sure that solar, wind, and other sources do not use up too many natural resources (such as minerals) or require overly large and costly equipment. That is why energy systems need to be studied as a whole, with close attention paid to each stage in the “life cycle”.


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