Pursuit of perfection will slow down the energy transition

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Earth and Space Sciences – Renewable/Non-Renewable Resources; The Changing Earth

Physical Sciences – Energy

Additional: Careers, Technology, Engineering

Concepts (South Australia):

Earth and Space Sciences – The Earth’s Surface

Physical Sciences – Energy

Years: 6, 7, 10

Word Count: 761

An imperfect but practical mix of renewable and conventional power sources is essential if the world is to reduce carbon dioxide emissions in a timely manner, says Australia’s Chief Scientist. This interesting article poses questions about how we should be sourcing our energy with various matters in mind. An excellent, easy to understand resource to use for Year 6 Physical Sciences or Year 7 or Year 10 Earth and Space Sciences curriculum.


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6-7 & 10