Thursday Apr 14, 2022

Energy 101

Fossil fuels provide the bulk of our energy supply today, but how did we get to this point? What other options are out there? Join Sara and Casey for a quick history of energy and a closer look at where we get the energy that powers our daily lives. 

To complete your weekly challenges, visit:

eGRID Power Profiler: https://www.epa.gov/egrid/power-profiler#/

US Energy Mapping System: https://www.eia.gov/state/maps.php

 

Resources for this episode:

Energy timelines:

https://alternativeenergy.procon.org/historical-timeline/

https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-017-07506-z

Data from the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine:

http://needtoknow.nas.edu/energy/energy-use/home-work/

http://needtoknow.nas.edu/energy/energy-sources/

Power grid information and eGRID:

https://www.cfr.org/backgrounder/how-does-us-power-grid-work#chapter-title-0-2

https://www.epa.gov/egrid

 

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