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Low Emission Energy Future Interactive + Movie

Find out about the technologies that can reduce our greenhouse gas emissions. This resource consists of an animated video accompanied by an interactive landscape activity.

The video focuses on technologies that can reduce carbon dioxide emissions from the burning of fossil fuels, as well as renewable energy and improved energy efficiency.

The interactive landscape allows students to select from a range of low emission energy resources and activities and access related images, information sheets and video clips. The interactive explores energy efficiency and production incorporating both renewable and carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies including oxy-fuel firing, post combustion capture and coal gasification.

Queensland Resources Council acknowledges the assistance provided by many organisations in the development of this product including CSIRO, CO2CRC, ACARP, NewGenCoal, Arrow Energy, Santos, CS Energy, Hydrogen Energy International Ltd, Blackwater International Coal Centre, and in particular University of Queensland’s Professor Kelly Thambimuthu.

Educational value statement

  • Reviews a variety of low emission technologies from the point of view of the minerals and energy sector
  • Includes numerous animated sequences showing industrial processes
  • The video can be downloaded as a MPG file.
  • Information sheets can be downloaded as PDF files.

Key learning objectives

  • Students describe how energy from a variety of sources can be used to generate electricity.
  • Students compare renewable and non-renewable energy resources in terms of greenhouse gas emissions
  • Students describe some technologies for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from combustion of fossil fuels.
  • Students identify the role that increased energy efficiency can play in reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

 Strands

  • Science Understanding: Earth and space sciences; Physical sciences
  • Science as a Human Endeavour: Use and influence of science
  • (Geographical knowledge and understanding: Environment)


Australian Curriculum content statements
Science: ACSSU219; ACSSU116; ACSHE120; ACSHE121




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