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The world of energy is a confusing place. What’s better, nuclear or solar? What’s the difference between fluorescent bulbs and LEDs? What’s the difference between energy and power? And what the heck is a kilowatt-hour?!
In this video, we give you a tour of the essential principles behind the energy machine that puts fuel in our tanks and brings electricity to our homes. To be a good energy citizen, you need to speak the language.
Special thanks to Sheril Kirshenbaum and the Webber Energy Group at the University of Texas at Austin for their help with this series. http://www.webberenergygroup.com/
Check out their awesome online course “Energy 101” to learn about energy and energy policy from A to Z! http://www.energy101.com/
And to find out what people think about energy, check out the UT Energy Poll: http://www.utenergypoll.com/
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