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What is energy?

Energy is any source of power that can be used. We use energy to do things like:

What is the main source of energy we use?

Fossil fuels, which are used mainly for electricity and transport.

Do we have any other sources of energy?

Fortunately, yes.

Are all of these sources of energy good for the environment?

Solar power, hydroelectric power and wind power are all forms of renewable energy, which means they do not hurt the environment. Fossil fuels, however, are a form of non-renewable energy, so they harm the environment.

Are humans using energy wisely?

No, we are not.

What can you do to help?

Ask your parents if they could:


If we all help to use less energy, the air we breathe will become cleaner for everyone.