Climate Curriculum

Land Use: Growing Energy and Fuel

How does the world get from one powered by fossil fuels to one that runs entirely on energy from the wind, sun, earth’s heat and water movement?

What’s the problem?

If Britain is to become a Zero Carbon economy we have to replace our current reliance on fossil fuels for energy with non-carbon or low carbon alternatives. An important part of the solution is to power-down – reduce our use of fossil fuels and to power up -– create sustainable sources of power that do not emit Greenhouse Gas Emissions. The Centre for Alternative Technology in Machynlleth has developed a comprehensive plan. This includes a major shift to supplying our energy needs by electricity powered by a combination of wind, wave, solar and hydro-power. These renewable sources of power will replace our dependence on fossil fuels for electricity. However, this still won’t be enough to provide all our energy requirements. 

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