Imagine a world where non-renewable resources, such as coal and oil, are in short supply! What can we do now to prepare for this future event? In this JASON Digital Lab, you will create a new energy portfolio for a city. Research new sources of energy and take another look at renewable and inexhaustible sources that were once considered “alternative” such as sunlight and wind. If you can help your city move forward into the future, you’ll be featured on our competitive leaderboards!
The United States currently relies heavily on coal, oil, and natural gas for its energy. Fossil fuels are nonrenewable, that is, they draw on finite resources that will eventually dwindle, becoming too expensive or too environmentally damaging to retrieve. In contrast, renewable energy resources are constantly replenished and will never run out. Here's a green energy infograph!
More than four decades ago, a lone architect had what must have seemed at the time like an impossible dream: to build a new kind of residence that would be in complete harmony with the planet. This home would be made with recycled and sustainable materials. It would rely on clean energy and renewable resources to supply its inhabitants with the most basic and essential… [read more]
Danielle Mazur: Climate Change - One of the main reason is fossil fuels such as oil, coal and natural gas as they supply most of the energy needed to run vehicles, generate electricity for industries and households. The energy sector is responsible for about 3/4 of the carbon dioxide emissions & 1/5 of the methane emissions. This is one of the main human causes which have impacted climate change.
Wind Energy in America Infographic. Wind energy doesn't create asthma worsening air pollution like coal energy does, or hazardous radioactive waste like nuclear energy does, or toxic chemical (and radioactive waste) pollution like fracking for natural gas can.
"Joules of the Universe". Diagram depicting all energy levels in the universe, beginning with a single photon, then progressing up to the energy of a hydrogen atom, the energy of an atomic bomb, the yearly output of the sun, and finally the total energy output of the universe. Memorable steps along the way include the energy in a ton of coal, and the energy of a bumblebee traveling at half the speed of light.