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Focus on Sustainable Energy: Ages 15-18

Energie durable 15-18 ans EN

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”.

Energies renouvelables VS durables

“Renewable” and “sustainable” are often used interchangeably in everyday speech. But there’s a subtle difference…

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Energy use must satisfy a set of conditions to be considered “sustainable”: it must not exhaust natural resources, it must not emit too much CO2See Carbon Dioxid or other pollutants and, most importantly, it must form part of a virtuous “cycle” at every stage. Take, for example, electric and hydrogenThe simplest and lightest atom, the most abundant element in the universe. cars, which are set to play a key role in the future of mobility.

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Efficacité énergétique - vidéo

How can we reduce energy consumption while maintaining an equivalent level of comfort or performance? This question is the driving force behind all energy efficiencyIn economic terms, energy efficiency refers to the efforts made to reduce the energy consumption of a system... initiatives.

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