Uh oh, ENN and GEE are stuck on our planet – a long way from their home on Planet Zog.
They’ll need energy to get home – and lots of it!
Now where on earth are they going to find energy?
Which is the best? The most exceptional energy of all?
Wind turbines are cheap – they don’t pollute the environment and wind power is sustainable – you’ll never run out of wind!
Except when there isn’t any! One problem is that if there’s no wind on a particular day – well your turbine isn’t going to be making much electricity. Also you need a LOT of turbines to get a reasonable amount!
What about a good old-fashioned power station?
Burning up all that fossil fuel – oil, coal and gas to produce lots of lovely energy!
Yeah yeah, I know, all that stuff’s gonna run out at some point in time – and it’s not great for the planet.
There’s always nuclear power stations.
They can make a tremendous amount of energy from quite a small station.
But the nuclear material can be harmful and a lot of money needs to be spent making sure it is disposed of carefully.
What about hydro power?
That’s pretty cool stuff – using the power of oceans and rivers to make energy!
Or Biomass! Using trees and recycling old materials – recycling’s always good right?
No one type of energy has got all the answers, the best thing to do is use a mix of all these ways to generate energy!
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