The Energy Story

Web Development Team, Media and Public Communications Office

This is part of the California Energy Commission's Energy Quest site. It offers information on such topics as: fossil fuels, including coal, oil and natural gas; hydro power and ocean energy; and nuclear, solar, wind, geothermal, and biomass energy. Also covered are turbines and generators, what electricity is, how energy is sent to users, and how we can decrease the energy we use.

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Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science
Grade Level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High School (9-12)
Climate Literacy Principles: Sun Drives Earth System:Fossil Fuel Formation, Making Decisions:Pros and Cons of Industrialization, Sun Drives Earth System, Making Decisions:Strategies for Reducing Human Impact, Human Activities and Change:Burning Fossil Fuels, Making Decisions:Informed Decision-Making, Decision Levels
Topics: Chemistry/Physics/Mathematics, Human Dimensions/Resources
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Atmospheric Science