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Environmental Science

An illustration shows a green circle comprised of icons of sustainability. A blue title in the middle of the circle reads, "COP 26 Glasgow".

What is COP26?

What is COP26? What does it aim to achieve and how will it affect me? How can schools support young people learning about climate change?

Tidal energy machine

Rising Tides

The movement of the tides can be used to turn turbines that drive generators to produce low carbon electricity.

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Getting Gas

Explore the journey of natural gas from deep underground to our homes, buildings and manufacturers.

Underwater gas pipes

Sharing Gas

Sharing gas with other countries gives us more security in our energy supply.

Gas pipelines

Gas Grid

Find out how gas is shared across the UK and Europe through a network of high pressure pipes.

A science presenter safely observes the burning of a fuel

Alternative Fuels

A video demonstration exploring cleaner alternatives to fossil fuels to power our transport.

A yellow alarm clock

Demanding Electricity

The national grid manages the electricity needs of the UK, making sure there is enough electricity for everyone when they need it, on a second by second basis!

An off-grid village

Living Off Grid

Even though there are thousands of miles worth of pipe and cables delivering electricity and gas to homes and businesses in the UK, they don’t reach everyone.

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