ENVIRONMENT The small island archipelago has pledged to obtain 100% of its electricity from renewable resources by 2025. (Quartz) Use our resources to download and print a map of Cape Verde, learn about renewable energy, and imagine how to modernize the concept of an electrical grid. We’ve got you covered on this one! Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our … Continue reading Cape Verde Will Run on 100% Renewable Energy in Less Than a Decade
ENVIRONMENT Regardless of possible U.S. withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement, falling prices for renewables and a growing sustainability movement have changed the global picture. (Nat Geo News) Use our great collection of resources to help students “act on climate.” Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas President Trump will likely withdraw the U.S. from the … Continue reading Six Reasons Why Climate Progress Will Continue
This article is part three of a short series for October’s National Energy Awareness Month by National Geographic Geography Intern Hannah Dempsey. Find part two on biopower here, and part one on tidal energy potential here. Reliable. Constant. Ancient. Geothermal energy is as old as the Earth itself, and we take advantage of this naturally occurring phenomenon to make electricity. Geothermal energy powers three and … Continue reading Truly Alternative Energies: Geothermal Power
This article is part one of a short series for October’s National Energy Awareness Month by National Geographic Geography Intern Hannah Dempsey. We live in a time where oil is a highly politicized, billion-dollar industry. Where mountains are destroyed so we can pick at the coal buried underneath. Where climate change threatens our coffee beans. Pick a reason: politics, money, or the environment, we need … Continue reading Truly Alternative Energies: Tidal Power
WORLD Flick the switches to see where the world would go dark without fossil fuels, which countries rely the most on nuclear, and who is using entirely renewable power to keep the lights on. (GoCompare.com) Use our interactive activity to better understand “Electricity: Sources and Challenges.” Discussion Ideas The great interactive map from GoCompare.com displays the three leading sources of electric power: fossil fuels, nuclear, … Continue reading What Powers the World?