Energy & Wind Energy Literacy

Energy issues can be complex and, as the Energy Department points out, require an understanding of civics, history, economics, sociology, psychology, and politics in addition to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The Department published Energy Literacy: Essential Principles and Fundamental Concepts for Energy Education, the culmination of public listening sessions and thousands of experts contributing to a dialogue about what an energy literate person should know and understand. The intended audience is anyone involved in energy education. Intended use of the document as a guide includes, but is not limited to, formal and informal energy education, standards development, curriculum design, assessment development, and educator trainings.