• Energy impacts every area of our life!

    Watch short videos that introduce key energy ideas. What can you learn about energy resources and energy uses?

  • Video creation by University of Kentucky's Viz Center

    Power Up Kentucky YouTube and Web Site created by the University of Kentucky CAER and VisCenter.

  • Narrators

    Shannon and Michael lead us through how much energy we use in a day showing the range of nameplate wattages for various household appliances.

  • Rock to Electron

    How do we get electricity? What are the sources? Read more

  • Coal is a key source of electrical energy in the Commonwealth of Kentucky

    How does that process work?

  • Energy Use and Conservation

    What are the best ways to keep energy costs low and conserve the current inventory of fossil fuel resources? Read more

  • Water and Energy

    What does water have to do with energy creation? Read more

Welcome to Power UP!

Energy impacts every area of our life, but often we don’t think about where it comes from and how much we are using every day. Power UP takes a look at how we use energy, where it comes from and how we can use it more responsibly.

 

In each of the seven modules, you will watch a short video that introduces key energy ideas. Look inside a power plant, learn how burnt coal ash can be used in concrete, and find out what algae has to do with keeping carbon out of the air.

 

Share the videos with friends through our YouTube channel and download the mobile iPad Power UP app to take them along with you.

Get started here!

 

 

Energy 101
Energy Sources
Rock to Electron
Energy Use and Conservation
Water and Energy
Carbon Capture and Storage
Coal Products



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Energy Education and its Importance - Energy impacts every area of our life, but often we don't think about where it comes from and how much we are using every day. Power UP takes a look at how we use energy, where it comes from and how we can use it more responsibly.