Focus on Sustainable Energy: Ages 11-14

Published on 04.30.2021

15 min read

Middle School
Life and earth sciences

Watch your words! What is “sustainable energy”? First of all, it is energy that is “renewable” (solar, wind, , etc.) – but that is only half the story. To be sustainable, an energy source must not exhaust natural resources, such as rare minerals, or rely on overly costly, hard-to-recycle equipment to generate . Put simply, close attention needs to be paid upstream and downstream, while avoiding waste at all costs.


What Is “Sustainable Energy”?

Sustainable energy is energy that meets present needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own. Preparing for the future therefore means adopting production and consumption methods that deliver this level of sustainability.

Learn more

Sustainable Energy Challenges

Learn about the impact of transitions to more sustainable energy systems, with a focus on the climate, independence, employment and the population.

Learn more

What Is Energy Efficiency?

How can we reduce energy consumption while maintaining an equivalent level of comfort or performance? This question is the driving force behind all energy efficiency initiatives.

Learn more

Our most popular content

See all