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Science: Alternative energy

National Geographic

Solar Power

Solar House

Wind Power





Alternative Energy - General Sites

Alternative Energy TED talks


Electric Cars links

How stuff works

Creating electric vehicles that people want to drive - This website from the University of Delaware looks at the green technology of sustainable vehicle design that allows electric cars to reduce greenhouse carbon emissions by powering the electricity grid.

World of sustainable transportation - EV World provides information about electric vehicle technology such as electric bicycles, scooters,cars and hybrid vehicles. The site contains news, articles and an extensive collection of downloadable resources on topics such as hydrogen vehicles, climate change, lithium, fuel cells and renewable energy.

Greener cars The Environmental Guide to Cars and Trucks previews the best and worst cars for the environment. It also has information about environmentally friendly vehicle designs and technology.


Electric Vehicle Association of Greater Washington Electric vehicles site which looks at the use of the electric motor car, electric vehicle batteries, facts and myths.

What is CNG?

"This animation explains what CNG is and tells you about the benefits of this fuel. CNG lets you make savings when refuelling your car and contributes to a better environment. Actually, Compressed Natural Gas is just normal natural gas that is put under pressure using a compressor. As a car fuel it is a valuable alternative to petrol or diesel because it emits far less fine particles and CO2."

Wind Power

Geothermal Power


Hydro Power

Nuclear Energy

Research Terms

Use the following search terms for the Library catalogue and or any of the Online databases

  • Biomass energy
  • Biofuels
  • Renewable energy
  • Energy resources
  • Energy consumption
  • Energy policy
  • Solar energy
  • Geothermal resources
  • Coal
  • Petroleum
  • Fuel
  • Wind power
  • Hydroelectric power
  • Hydrogen as a fuel

You can also combine these search terms with the following: 

– environmental aspects; - economic aspects; - Australia or other geographic areas