To learn more about renewable and non-renewable energy sources, please visit the following information websites:
Energy For Keeps - “for everyone who uses electricity.” For sixth graders through adults. This publication has exceptionally clear explanations, covers electricity generation from renewables: biomass, geothermal, hydropower, ocean, solar, wind; addresses environmental considerations related to power generation; and includes large section on energy conservation and energy management strategies.
Electricity Basics - The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) provides detailed information on electricity generation and transmission.
Energy Explained - Energy sources have different impacts or effects on the environment. This guide, provided by the U.S. Energy Information Administration, discusses each energy source and it's interaction with the environment.
Energy Sources - A U.S. Department of Energy in-depth guide to energy sources, the environment and other related topics.
Environmental Protection Agency: Learn the Issues - The EPA provides detailed information on current environmental issues and provides a detailed FAQ section for many hot environmental topics.
North Carolina Energy Data - A comprehensive state energy profile with specific data regarding the location and availability of energy sources within North Carolina (source: U.S. Energy Information Administration - EIA).
North Carolina Solar Center Fact Sheets - NCSC provides information on renewable energy sources and energy efficiency including:
American Wind Energy Association Fact Sheets - AWEA provides up-to-date information on wind energy development, economics, cost competitiveness, and environmental compatibility.
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