Take a high-level tour of every major energy resource to understand the integral role that energy plays in our everyday lives.
Modern cooking fuels such as LPG, biogas, and electric cooktops are safe, reliable alternatives to biomass.
Energy poverty means living without available, affordable, reliable and safe energy.
Most of the rapidly growing urban centers around the world will receive energy from the electric grid.
Small solar panels, batteries, and efficient electronics are becoming affordable and available solutions for off-grid electricity.
Nuclear energy is powerful and plentiful, but also expensive and has environmental hazards.
Natural gas and hydraulic fracturing are versatile but introduce environmental hazards.
Geothermal energy is limited by the locations where intense heat is accessible.
Coal is cheap and it’s dirty. The pollution coal generates poses uncertainty for its future.
Oil's ability to pack energy into a compact liquid form makes it highly accessible but oil has its challenges.
Biofuels have the potential to expand depending on technology, cost, and ultimately, land use.
Solar panels generate electricity with zero emissions but need constant sunlight.
We choose our energy sources based on 4 criteria: availability, affordability, reliability and sustainability.
Hydroelectric energy is the ideal resource, but we’ve developed most of the available sources already.
The future of energy is dependent upon minimizing the environmental impacts of generation.