Exploring our energy options
The Sun is the origin for most of our energy sources. Humans have relied on fossil fuels in the past, but what will fuel our energy needs in the future?
Finding your way around
There are several different ways to discover the site's resources and their related content, along with ideas for grouping them for teaching opportunities:
- The collections contain groups of related resources about Future Fuels.
- The Connections tool is a visual interactive pathway to discovering the resources and related content for Future Fuels.
- The printable context overview will assist teachers to find pathways through this context and to plan lessons and units of work.
Adam Vonk studies the geology of the Taranaki basin to discover what the rocks present tell him about the past and the prospects of finding oil.
Renewable energy sources include solar, wind, water, geothermal power and bioenergy, and they play an important part in reducing the use of non-renewable resources.
Geothermal energy is a renewable resource that we can use to make electricity with little environmental impact, provided waste water is disposed of carefully.
Peter Hall is a senior scientist in the field of bioenergy research at Crown Research Institute Scion.