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Future of low carbon energy

The future of low carbon energyIt is impossible to live in today’s world and not come across the phrases ‘low carbon energy’ ‘carbon footprint’ and ‘carbon emissions’ As our awareness of and concern for climate change grows, the issue of carbon, and more importantly low carbon energy, is very much a 21st century challenge.

Every aspect of our daily lives, from heating our homes, driving our cars, transportation of our food and manufacture of our clothes, involves the burning of fuels and therefore the emission of carbon into the atmosphere, but does it have to be this way? Are there cost effective, sustainable and viable alternatives that will support economic and social development without compromising the environment?

This module focuses students to look at the energy possibilities and suggest strategies to tackle this very real 21st century challenge.

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  • Challenge Overview Sheet PDF | MSWORD A summary sheet for the entire challenge containing key facts and figures, as well as summaries of the videos of the main speakers from each event
  • General Teaching Ideas PDF | MSWORD Three ideas for class work or homework which incorporate video clips from the 21st Century Challenges website
  • Lesson one plan: Low carbon energy – is it all about renewable energy? PDF | MSWORD This lesson aims to investigate the availability, viability and energy security of renewable energy sources in the UK
  • Teachers' Notes PDF | MSWORD
  • Fact Sheet: Low carbon energy – is it all about renewable energy? PDF | MSWORD Containing an overview of the issues and points to be focused on in the lesson, this provides teachers with background information for the lesson and can be used as a summary resource sheet for students
  • Lesson two plan: Carbon Capture and Storage PDF | MSWORD This lesson considers Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) as a means of reducing carbon emissions and providing sustainable energy security in the UK
  • Teachers' Notes PDF | MSWORD
  • Fact Sheet: Carbon Capture and Storage PDF | MSWORD Containing an overview of the issues and points to be focused on in the lesson, this provides teachers with background information for the lesson and can be used as a summary resource sheet for students
  • Exam Specification Overview PDF | MSWORD This document briefly summarises where the lessons link to each exam board specification (AQA, Edexcel, OCR, and WJEC)

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