An overview of energy sources © Siemens Stiftung 2016 CC BY-SA 4.0 international

An overview of energy sources

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Information sheet:
This document provides an overview of the various types of energy sources, how large their respective share is in power generation, and how long they will still be available.

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2018-07-13
Our energy supply comes from a mix of different energy sources that are used in different proportions to supply energy.
The individual energy sources are presented and briefly described. However, reserves of fossil energy sources are limited or cannot be used due to the need to limit global warming. For this reason, it will be necessary to increasingly develop energy-efficient technologies and to widely use renewable energy sources.

Information and ideas:
What does dependency on energy imports mean and how could this problem be solved? To what extent could the more efficient handling of energy – generating, distributing, and using it – help here?
Information sheet
Business education; Geography; Technology
Grade 5 to 6; Grade 7 to 9; Grade 10 to 13
Middle/high school; Vocational training
Ecology; Energy; Environment (general); Environmental protection; Nuclear power plant; Power generation; Renewable energy
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