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Energy Mix: Recipe for the future.

Switch Energy, American Geosciences Institute

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This short video touches briefly on the future of global energy and which energy sources best meet four energy-choice criteria: affordable, available, reliable, and clean.

Video length is 2:51 min.

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Teaching Tips

  • This website has great potential for research projects for students.
  • The video does not get into policy aspects regarding the allocation of energy resources to meet the countries' energy needs. Classes can discuss how do we waste and/or conserve energy and what are regional/national/global policies could drive to make energy more affordable, available, reliable, and clean. Students could be broken into groups representing different regional interests.

About the Science

  • The video discusses the future of global energy and stresses that more natural gas, more nuclear, and a lot more renewables need to be developed. This is not based on policy, but because these energies best meet the four criteria of energy choice: affordable, available, reliable and clean. It will be decades before these energies overtake oil and coal. In the meantime, we can make a difference today, through efficiency.
  • Passed initial science review - expert science review pending.

About the Pedagogy

  • Lesson plans are not currently available but the project website indicates that they will be available in 2013.

Technical Details/Ease of Use

  • This video is also available on Vimeo.
  • No transcript or closed captioning available.

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