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How much electricity does it take to power the world?

Key Ideas

As this video progresses, key ideas will be introduced to invoke discussion.

Key Ideas

Think about the following questions as you watch the video

  1. 01:48 Human demand for electricity is predicted to increase by 80% by 2050. What is causing this increased demand?
  2. 02:11 What is the problem with the way we currently create electricity? What needs to happen for us to solve this problem?
  3. 02:57 Why do we use fossil fuels instead of clean electricity sources?
  4. 03:12 What are some obstacles to using wind and solar energy to make electricity?
  5. 03:48 What are some benefits and drawbacks of using nuclear power plants (fission) as a source of electricity?
  6. 04:22 What energy breakthrough could revolutionize the way we make clean energy? What makes it revolutionary?