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Coal Or Biomass?

As coal power stations around the UK close their doors, some are trying out a new technique; mixing coal with biomass.

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Fossil Fuels

Test your knowledge of fossil fuels in our quick quiz on these energy sources.

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Wave Energy

Although water covers most of our planet’s surface, energy from waves is a largely untapped resource.

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Working Offshore

Have you ever considered a career working offshore? Unlike most workplaces, these jobs provide their own unique challenges.

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Capturing CO2

How can we make thermal power stations cleaner by capturing and storing the carbon dioxide released during combustion of fossil fuels.

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Wind Turbines

An illustrated animation and infographics showing how modern wind turbines capture energy from moving air and convert it to electricity.

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Energy and the Environment

Most energy sources affect our environment in some way. Here, we examine some problems and solutions to ensure we are harnessing them sustainably.

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Save Energy, Waste Energy?

Discover and discuss some of the surprising ways that trying to save energy can actually turn out to be not quite as efficient as you would think...

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Renewables

Take our quick renewables quiz and test your knowledge of how energy sources like wind, solar, hydro and biomass are contributing more and more to energy mixes around the world!

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