Need to write a report about electricity? Or just want to know more about some aspect of electricity that has caught your interest? You’ve come to the right place. Simply click on the questions below, and you’ll be on your way!
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The energy resources used to generate electricity can be divided into two categories:
Nonrenewable resources cannot be replenished. We can make these supplies last longer by using them wisely, but when they are gone we will not have any more.
Renewable energy resources can be replenished in a short period of time, so they will never be all used up. Energy companies throughout the country are using renewable resources more and more to generate electricity.
Electric vehicles (EVs) run on electrical energy instead of—or in addition to—gasoline. Industry experts anticipate there will be over a million EVs on the roads this decade. They are popular for many reasons:
- EVs use the latest car technology.
- EVs can help reduce pollution.
- EVs can cost less to run than gasoline vehicles.
Use Energy Wisely at Home
About one-third of all electricity produced at power plants in the United States is used in the home. Families that reduce their electricity use by avoiding waste and buying energy-efficient appliances save money and help preserve natural resources used to generate electricity.
Show your parents this list of ways to be energy-efficient and save money on your energy bills every month. Maybe you can persuade them to pass the cost savings on to you!
Use Energy Wisely at School
Most schools spend more money on energy than on computers and textbooks combined. Here’s how you can help your school reduce energy waste.
Download this exciting experiment:
Investigate Your School’s Energy Habits (Link to PDF)