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Lesson plan: Is solar power the future of energy?

Lesson Plan

In this lesson, students will watch the PBS NewsHour video, “Rethinking the utility company as solar power heats up” and learn how companies — faced with greater demand and the effects of climate change — are inventing newer, greener ways for humans to get power. Continue reading

Lesson plan: How innovation in renewable energy protects the environment

Lesson Plan

In this PBS NewsHour lesson, students will explore inventions that harness the power of water to make electricity. Students will then sketch, model or build an invention that uses renewable energy and helps protect the environment. Continue reading

Cleanup continues at Japan power plant five years after tsunami

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Over the past five years, radioactive contamination levels have decreased at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. But they still pose a threat to the 7,000 workers who aid in the cleanup. Continue reading

Solar energy debate in Nevada heats up

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A debate has emerged between solar companies and Nevada’s Public Utility Commission which recently increased the rates customers pay for solar energy. Continue reading

Power Grid is Hurdle for Renewable Energy

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In California there is a battle between environmentalists and environmentalists over green energy. On one side are those working to get electricity from wind and…read more

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