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11: Conventional & Sustainable Energy

  • Page ID
    14638
  • learning outcomes

    • Outline the history of human energy use
    • Understand the challenges to continued reliance on fossil energy
    • Outline environmental impacts of energy use
    • Understand the global capacity for each non-renewable energy source
    • Evaluate the different energy sources based on their environmental impact
    • Understand the key factors in the growth of renewable energy sources

    Thumbnail image - Wind farm near Copenhagen, Denmark. In 2014 wind power met 39% of electricity demand in Denmark.