Are we ready for Energy Literacy?
We’ve come up with many ways to save energy: turning off the lights when you leave the room, using CFL bulbs, recycling biodegradable waste (even using vegetable oil as a potential energy source). However, our literacy extends only to what we have learned on an individual basis during social small talk. A brief history of energy, its importance, the work flows responsible for its generation and a study of its effects should be taught at an early age and what should, I believe, be a necessary part of the educational curriculum of college students, if not high schoolers.
Energy 101: Energy Literacy