4. Fuel & Energy

Fuel & Energy Key Issues

In this unit you will investigate the following issues:

For a brief introduction to the different types of renewable energy, watch the video below:

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Assignment 1

Vocabulary

Native English Speakers: For each word on the list, find and type the English definition.

English Learners: For each word on the list, find and type both the English definition and the translation into your native language.

Assignment 2

Renewable Energy 101

What is renewable energy? How does it work? Can it really save our planet?

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Assignment 3

Fracking

What is it and why do some people hate it? Watch the video on the left to find out more about fracking & it's consequences.

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Further Reading:

Assignment 4

Peak Oil

Is it still to come, or has it already happened? Either way, peak oil has serious consequences for individuals, nations, and the whole world.

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Assignment 5

Energy & Development

What is the relationship between a country's access (or lack thereof...) to energy and it's level of economic development?

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Assignment 6

Can 100% Renewable Energy Power the World?

How feasible is renewable energy really? Watch the video and see?

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