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Energy for Keeps

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Energy for Keeps: Creating Clean Electricity from Renewable Resources
3rd Edition
by Nemzer, Carter & Page
Published by Energy Education Group

An illustrated guide for everyone who uses electricity. From students to energy policymakers, it helps readers of all ages understand the energy issues that now loom large in our daily news. With clear language and engaging illustrations, this book covers all renewable energy sources, the science of electricity generation, energy history, environmental considerations, and energy conservation and efficiency.


"Written for an audience of middle and high schoolers, this informative, descriptive, and smartly illustrated book would be an ideal resource for a professional development seminar as well."
— National Science Teachers Association

"œYour book is a treasure. Scientifically accurate, clearly written, with inviting diagrams--all of which helps beginning learners, of all ages, build an understanding of electricity."
— Fran Barhydt, Director of Curriculum & Instruction, Vermont Energy Education Program

"œAt long last, a crucial issue for the survival of our society -- electricity from renewable energy -- has received comprehensive and clear treatment."
— Dr. Kevin Starr, State Librarian of California, Emeritus

"œFor anyone looking for a resource book on renewable energy, look no more. Energy for Keeps is cleverly written and illustrated. With Ben Franklin as host, the journey is a historical, as well as scientific exploration of our energy options and their consequences."
— Susan T. Schleith, Education Coordinator, Florida Solar Energy Center


A Brief History of Energy

Energy and Electricity

Energy Sources for Electricity Generation

  • Renewables: Biomass, Geothermal, Hydropower, Ocean, Solar, Wind, Hydrogen
  • Non-renewable Energy Sources: Fossil Fuels, Nuclear

Energy, Health and the Environment

Energy Management Strategies and Energy Policy

Extensive Appendix


Innovation Award by the Interstate Renewable Energy Council

Green Power Leadership Award by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Department of Energy and the Center for Resource Solutions


ISBN 978-0-9744765-5-1
192 pages • 8 x 10¼ paperback
illustrated • 2010

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