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Purposeful energy education in the UK

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  • Newborough, M.
  • Probert, D.
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    The rational use of energy is essential for the long-term sustainability of future generations. Man's future prosperity depends upon the quality of energy education provided for all citizens, as well as the progress made by scientists and engineers in devising and applying less polluting, more energy-efficient technologies. Unfortunately, few individuals have acquired an adequate knowledge with respect to energy use and its environmental consequences, because the broad subject of [`]energy' has not been taught in a coherent manner. In particular, the desirable evolution towards a more energy-effective society is inhibited by widespread ignorance as to exactly why and how we should become less dependent on fossil fuels. To overcome this energy [`]innocence', [`]illiteracy', [`]innumeracy' or [`]apathy', relevant energy education needs to be promulgated, with greater vigour, in a more comprehensive and coherent manner throughout our education system.

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    Volume (Year): 48 (1994)
    Issue (Month): 3 ()
    Pages: 243-259

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