Energy, dirty vs. clean. Learn how dirty energy impacts climate change and how renewable energy can help.

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Burning fossil fuels to produce energy is the largest contributor to carbon emissions and the main culprit in raising the Earth’s temperature in the past century. Generating energy using coal, oil, and gas also comes at high environmental costs by decreasing air quality, impacting our water resources, and negatively affecting our health. However, rapidly growing renewable energy sources like wind and solar power offer us ways to harness energy without compromising our climate, health, and economy.

In our series we explore the different ways we can produce energy and how they impact and contribute to our warming world. Follow us as we explore the consequences of using dirty energy versus clean energy.

Preacher’s Daughter

In Preacher’s Daughter, we learn how coal plants can emit carbon dioxide (CO2), mercury, sulfur, and other harmful pollutants. CO2 is the primary greenhouse gas emitted through human activities. All that dirty coal is destroying our atmosphere.

Climate Corps

In Climate Corps, we learn how companies can save money–and the environment–by investing in renewable energy, and energy efficiency programs.

Against The Wind

In Against the Wind America Ferrara learns how wind is an excellent solution for powering homes and businesses.


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Learn how the burning of fossil fuels such as coal, oil, and gas for energy production impact climate change.

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