National Renewable Energy Laboratory

U.S. Department of Energy

The National Renewable Energy Lab is the U.S. Department of Energy's premier laboratory for renewable energy research and development and a leading laboratory for energy efficiency research and development. The web site provides access to a large array of information that targets many different audiences. There are educational links and classroom activities and projects suited for audiences from primary education through college-level. Other features include information about different forms of energy, databases on renewable energy production, an extensive photo gallery, and information on current research and applications in energy efficiency and renewable energy.

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Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science
Resource Type: Datasets and Tools:Datasets
Grade Level: High School (9-12), College Upper (15-16), Middle (6-8), College Lower (13-14), Intermediate (3-5), Primary (K-2)
Climate Literacy Principles: Making Decisions:Informed Decision-Making, Mitigation/Adaptation, Strategies for Reducing Human Impact, Decisions, Choices, Making Decisions
Topics: Human Dimensions/Resources
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Atmospheric ScienceKeywords: solar energy, energy conservation, hydropower, wind energy, geothermal energy, bioenergy, ocean energy, emergy efficiency