Renewable Energy - ideas in practice for a sustainable future

Energy use and sustainability are hot topics right now. For centuries people have relied on fossil fuels such as coal and oil for energy. Fossil fuels are a non-renewable source of energy and when they are burnt as a fuel they release carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas. As individuals and groups we can investigate alternative sources of energy and decide to use more renewable, cleaner forms of energy.

Alternatives to non-renewable fossil fuels include biomass such as wood pellets. Come along as we learn how wood pellets are made and why we might consider using them. Visit New Zealand's largest wood pellet plant in Taupo and see how they utilise waste wood from sawmills to make clean burning wood pellets.

Take a look at other sources of renewable energy in Taupo and see how technology is being used to provide more sustainable forms of energy.

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