We are all energy consumers, and by learning a bit more about renewable energy, we can make informed decisions to start using these technologies today.
Take a look at how the Museum is using wind and solar power to test the possibilities for these alternative sources of energy. Explore a map of renewable energy installations throughout Massachusetts, and find out how you can submit your own site to the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center.
Energy Explained: Your Guide to Understanding Energy Understand where energy comes from, how much we consume, and how different sources contribute varying amounts of power. U.S. Energy Information Administration
Do-It-Yourself Home Energy Assessment Detailed tips on how to evaluate your home for energy efficiency. U.S. Department of Energy
Ways to Use Renewable Energy Learn about actionable ways to take advantage of a variety of renewable energy types. U.S. Department of Energy
Residential Energy Savings Tips Get household tips localized to the Boston area and find links to learn about getting an energy audit. City of Boston
Energy Conversion Calculator How does a ton of coal compare to a barrel of oil? Use this tool to convert common energy types into comparable units. U.S. Energy Information Administration
Kids Saving Energy Find helpful tips and facts, and play games to learn about renewable energy. U.S. Department of Energy
EIA Energy Kids Gain an in-depth understanding of energy types and historical figures. Get tips on energy conservation. Also includes games and an activity area for teachers. U.S. Energy Information Administration
Energy Star Kids Learn about changes you can make at home, get fun facts, and learn what the energy stars are in your home. Energy Star
Energy Quest Read the energy story, watch movies, view artwork, and learn about energy pioneers. Also includes teacher resources. California Energy Commission