Energy Education

Energy is something that you use everyday

Energy is what gives us power to complete activities. It is what makes things physically work. Naturally, energy is created by the sun and transferred through the natural environment starting with plants. Humans get energy through what we eat and drink.

Energy for electricity however is man-made and needs to be generated. Through renewable and non-renewable processes energy can be transformed into power for electricity in our buildings and streets.

Bluewaters Power projects make use of the latest in non-renewable technologies so as to have the minimal possible effect on the environment.

About Non-Renewable Energy

Another means through which energy for electricity is created is via non-renewable sources such as coal, oil and gas. These resources are also referred to fossil fuels and are usually mined from the Earth. Since electricity’s invention, non-renewable resources have been the primary resources used to generate power all over the world.

While the use of non-renewable resources affects the environment, some resources and the method through which they are processed to make electricity can have less affect on the environment than others. Bluewaters Power Station is a good example of a modern lower impact coal-fired power station.

Bluewaters Power Station is located near Collie in Western Australia an area where the coal has unique qualities including low levels of sulphur and a zero methane content. Bluewaters employs the latest technology for its type (the capacity of the Western Australian electricity grid limits generation to sub critical technology and hence smaller generation units). This means that when Collie coal is burnt for power at Bluewaters, it emits a reduced level of greenhouse gas.

Click here to find out more about Bluewaters Power Station.

Click here to find out more about energy at the Australian Institute of Energy website.