28 <em>Switch</em> Energy Labs

How We Make and Use Energy

An overview of our entire energy system

What is Electricity

Find out how the flow of electrons powers our modern...

How Electricity is Made

How do we generate electricity from resources like coal, wind,...

Electricity Powers Our Lives

How much electricity does a citizen of the modern world...

The Electric Grid

Follow a watt of electricity as it travels from the...

The Demand Curve

An inside look at the complex system required to simply...

How Batteries Work

Build a battery from scratch and see how they've revolutionized...

Storing Electricity

Affordable, scalable, reliable electricity storage would transform the world; it...

Geothermal Options

We unearth some innovative systems that harness the planet's natural...

Efficiency is the Most Important Step

Efficiency is the most important step

How Oil is Made

Discover how tiny, prehistoric organisms power global transportation

Drilling for Oil

On the world's deepest offshore platform, operators drill more than...

Unconventional Sources of Oil

As demand increases, we're looking to ever more complex ways...

Oil and Transportation Alternatives

95% of transportation runs on oil-based fuels, but let's take...

What is Natural Gas

What exactly is natural gas, where does it occur, and...

Uses of Natural Gas

It's our most versatile energy source - explore the many...

Benefits of Hydraulic Fracturing

Increasing domestic energy and reducing CO2are key benefits of expanded...

Risks of Hydraulic Fracturing: Water

Examine water issues - the biggest challenge for hydraulic fracturing...

Risks of Hydraulic Fracturing: Methane

What do potential methane leaks mean for this otherwise cleaner...

What is Coal

Nearly every country developed on this affordable resource, but not...

Clean Coal?

Can we clean up the world's leading electricity source?

How Nuclear Works

Energy density greater than any other resource is the key...

Nuclear Risks, Potential Solutions

Some challenges of nuclear energy today, and how we might...

How Solar Works

It has powered our planet for 4 billion years, but...

How Hydro Works

See how hydro taps into earth's gravitational pull

Biomass Pros and Cons

What will the future hold for mankind's oldest energy source?

Biofuels Basics

Can this organic fuel source overcome cost, water, and land...

Making Wind Work

It's simple and fast-growing, but implementing wind energy means overcoming...

Learn

Structured Video-Based Education

Coming soon: We’ll organize the video library to provide a structured journey through the world of energy, which academic, professional and government users can tailor to their learning and experience levels. This will eventually include an accredited video-based course for university and upper level high school students.



Engage

Outreach & Viewer Participation

Coming soon: We're expanding our outreach programs to better connect with viewers, assist educators in getting more from our materials, and encourage students and general users to participate in productive energy discussions. We’ll do this through targeted social media marketing, an improved and expanded newsletter campaign, university partnerships and educator-led student work groups.

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