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6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th


Science, Social Studies, Economics, Geography, Mathematics

Resource Types

  • Interactive Media
  • Charts, Graphs, and Tables

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Renewable Energy Generation

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  • This resource includes an interactive graph that shows the quantity of renewable energy generation in countries around the world starting from 1965. 
  • The figures are based on gross generation and do no account for cross-border electricity supply.
Teaching Tips


  • The interactive provides two ways for students to explore data (chart and table).
  • Students may choose to view datasets for various geographic locations and time periods.
  • Related research and data are linked.
  • The site explains how the data was collected.
Additional Prerequisites
  • Learners need to be familiar with different sources of energy.
  • Educator would need time to get familiar with this interactive media and decide on how to implement it with the learners.
  • There are other related interactive maps for other sources of energy.
  • Can be used to create awareness about one or more of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Scientist Notes

This resource explore world energy production from renewable sources. Hydropower is seen as the most commonly used. Students can explore this resource to understand the relative change in each of these renewables at country and global levels. There is no misconception in the resource. This resource is recommended for teaching.

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