Renewable Energy and Kids
All over the world, scientists are finding new ways to save energy – and make energy. In a few years, you might even be using some of these new energy-smart inventions in your home or school.
What is renewable energy?
Renewable energy uses energy sources that are not “used up”. For example, solar power from the sun is renewable as we won’t “use up” all the sunlight from the sun. Examples of non-renewable energy sources include fossil fuels like coal and oil. Once we use or burn these resources, they are gone forever.
Why is renewable energy important?
Much of the world relies on non-renewable energy to heat their homes, power their electronic devices, and power their cars. Once these energy sources are used up, they will be gone forever. Developing technologies that can efficiently use renewable energy sources is critical to our future.
The Environment Many renewable energy sources are also better for the environment than burning fossil fuels. They produce less pollution which will help protect the environment and provide us with cleaner air and water.