Learning facts on energy to take meaningful action (Apr 20, 2020)




The creators of the game ‘Planet Watch’ have a second tool that you can use to learn about energy: Knowledge Bank! Solar Schools in Australia has created a learning space for tomorrow’s leaders, where ‘Knowledge is Power!’


What’s in it? On the Solar Schools website, you have access to Information Pages with fun videos and diagrams. You will find facts on all sorts of topics including climate change, renewable and non-renewable energy and sustainability.


You will find answers to questions like, “Why is the carbon cycle so important?” or, “Which energy sources are best for energy efficiency?” or, “How does electricity reach our homes?” or, “What are the 3 R’s of Sustainability?”


Particularly, I was curious about finding more on non-renewable energy: how do we use non-renewable resources and how should we continue, or not continue, to use them?


On the Information Page about Non-Renewable Energy, I found lots of interesting facts! Here’s some notes from reading their page:
• 70% of energy used in industrial processes comes from non-renewable sources
• We use non-renewable energy for: electricity, heating, manufacturing and transportation.
• While there are some advantages to using fossil fuels for our energy, the negatives far outweigh the positives: environmental pollution, rising costs, health risks and they will run out.


Also on the Information Page about Non-Renewable Energy, they provide a ‘Speedy Summary’ which is really helpful to get a full picture, short and concise.


So, what questions do you have about energy? Start getting armed with knowledge and check out the Solar Schools Knowledge Bank here!

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