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Unit 5: Energy Resources

Office of Fossil Energy
This site, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, discusses the importance of energy in our lives. It also discusses how coal, oil, and natural gas may be discovered and used in the future.

How Nuclear Radiation Works
Have you ever wondered how nuclear radiation and nuclear power affect you on a daily basis? This site contains an informative, well documented, and well illustrated article that answers this question.

Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy
This Web site of the U.S. Department of Energy program is designed to promote energy efficiency and renewable energy. Some pages of interest include:

Clean Energy Basics
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory has put together this site on renewable energy technologies, including information on when they were first used, what their benefits and costs are, and how they work. It also has tips for saving energy and links to additional resources.

Unit Project 5: Calculating Your Own Energy Budget

This page allows you to convert measurements to and from metric units.