Understanding energy and energy solutions is necessary if current and future generations are going to help solve our energy challenges. Being armed with a greater understanding of energy allows us to be better decision-makers and to make wiser choices in our personal lives, as well as in our communities.


Energy-related decisions usually require the work of many experts to address economic, political, environmental, social, and other factors. But in this interactive, the decision belongs to students.


Use or adapt these prompts to engage your students in the interactive:

  • What does it mean to make an informed energy decision?
  • What factors are a part of an informed energy decision?
  • Why is sustainability an important issue in the energy conversation?