Energy demand and usage

  • Martin Harrison
  • Frank McKim
Part of the Macmillan Master Series book series (MMS)


After reading this chapter you should
  • understand that the Sun is the major source of the Earth’s energy

  • know that fossil fuels are non-renewable

  • know that some forms of energy are renewable

  • understand that burning fossil fuels increases the carbon dioxide in the atmosphere

  • understand that plants and trees absorb carbon dioxide and give out oxygen

  • understand why a greenhouse is warmer on the inside than outside

  • know that some gases increase the greenhouse effect on the Earth

  • know that energy can be derived from the Sun’s rays, tides, winds, water waves, etc.

  • understand that nuclear energy can be used to generate electricity.


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© M. J. Harrison, F. R. McKim 1999

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  • Martin Harrison
  • Frank McKim

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