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Energy Literacy

Advancing Energy Literacy, Knowledge, and Know-how

Being energy literate means that you understand the nature and role of energy in the world and in your daily life.  An energy literate person:

  • Can trace energy flows and think in terms of energy systems
  • Knows how much energy they use, for what purpose, and where energy comes from
  • Can assess the credibility of information about energy
  • Can communicate about energy and energy use in meaningful ways
  • Is able to make informed energy use decisions based on an understanding of impacts and consequences

Adopted from US Department of Energy
Learn more about DOE’s Energy Literacy program.

AHB provides information about the fuels we currently use and explains how poplar-based biofuels can be a part of the Pacific Northwest’s transportation fuel supply. Extension educators can use this information to increase energy literacy in their community.



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