Summary Focus on Sustainable Energy: Ages 15-18
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, geothermal and other renewable energy 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”.