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Website launched to engage young people in the energy debate

24 March 2016

A new interactive website has been launched, designed to engage 11-16 year olds across the United Kingdom in a debate on our future energy supply.

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Visitors to OurFuture.Energy will discover the science behind the critical issues we face in balancing our energy use and supply to meet demand.

Interactive games and quizzes, animations and videos, as well as current news stories will give young people an engaging and immersive digital experience. Users will learn more about energy sources such as oil and gas, nuclear and renewable power so they can form their own opinion on the energy mix.

Visitors to the site will hear from people working in the industry, get back to basics to discover how things work and voice their opinion in debates. Featured topics include the sustainability of clothes in ‘How green is your outfit’ and striving to reach equilibrium in “balancing our energy future.” Young people, parents and teachers will also be able to access authoritative and credible information based on scientific evidence for homework, projects and to find out the science behind the headlines.

OurFuture.Energy will encourage young people to pursue an exciting and rewarding career in the energy sector by nurturing an interest in the core science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects. An informed society and skilled workforce is vital for the UK to confront the challenges we face to deliver a secure, affordable and cleaner energy future.

The web resource has been brought to life by partner organisations from across the energy sector including the leading not-for-profit renewable energy trade association RenewableUK, oil and gas industry skills organisation OPITO, manufacturer of enriched uranium for the nuclear power utilities URENCO and the representative body for the UK onshore oil and gas industry UKOOG.

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