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Our Re-Newable Energy Mission

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Renewable energy has become a topic of increasing interest and importance within the United States. Between 2000 and 2014 the use of renewable sources for electrical production doubled and is projected to continue expanding. About 13% of U.S. electricity was provided by renewable energies in 2015.

Oklahoma has traditionally been known for its production of fossil fuel, non-renewable, energy sources. The state ranks 5th nationally in crude oil production and 3rd nationally in natural gas production. However, in recent years, Oklahoma has also climbed to be nationally ranked at 4th place in wind power production.

Education in renewable energy use and production has not been implemented in Oklahoma to the degree that it has been in some other states.

This website provides a database of current curriculum and activities that educators in formal and non-formal settings can use to breach this education gap with the children of Oklahoma or nationwide.