Technologies that Reduce Greenhouse Gases

Type of Resource



This interactive visualization provides information in text, graphic, and video format about renewable energy technologies. Resource in the Student's Guide to Global Climate Change, part of EPA Climate Change Division.

Performance Expectations

HS-ESS3-1   Construct an explanation based on evidence for how the availability of natural resources, occurrence of natural hazards, and changes in climate have influenced human activity.

HS-ESS3-2   Evaluate competing design solutions for developing, managing, and utilizing energy and mineral resources based on cost-benefit ratios.

HS-ESS3-4   Evaluate or refine a technological solution that reduces impacts of human activities on natural systems.

MS-ESS3-3   Apply scientific principles to design a method for monitoring and minimizing a human impact on the environment.

MS-ESS3-4   Construct an argument supported by evidence for how increases in human population and per-capita consumption of natural resources impact Earth's systems.

Disciplinary Core Ideas