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The Energy Story
This is part of the California Energy Commission's Energy Quest site. It offers information on such topics as: fossil fuels, including coal, oil and natural gas; hydro power and ocean energy; and nuclear, solar, wind, geothermal, and biomass energy. Also covered are turbines and generators, what electricity is, how energy is sent to users, and how we can decrease the energy we use.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Intermediate (3-5)
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
Type of resource:
  • Visual:
    • Photograph
    • Visualization - scientific
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
  • Environmental science
  • Physics
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
The Energy Story is also available chapter-by-chapter as Adobe Acrobat PDF files.
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
No material or information from this site may be copied, reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, transmitted or distributed except as authorized in these terms of use, expressly authorized on the information or materials themselves, or approved in writing by the Commission. Most of these materials and information were generated, compiled or assembled at public expense and are freely available for public use consistent with the Public Records Act (California Government Code section 6250 et. seq.), provided you keep intact all copyright, trademark and other proprietary notices and credit the Commission when using these materials and information.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-001-110
Related resources:
This resource is part of 'Energy Quest'
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: California Energy Commission, Media and Public Communications Office

Contact: Bob Aldrich
Web Development Team, Media and Public Communications Office