A game to explore scenarios of future energy demand, allocate different energy sources to meet projected demands, and observe the consequences on carbon emission levels and global temperature.

Students will allocate a given budget to different energy sources to meet the projected transportation and electricity energy requirements for a given year while maintaining carbon emissions at a low level.

Use this tool to help your students find answers to:

  1. What are the sources of energy that can be used to meet future energy demands?
  2. Compare the different sources of energy with regard to cost and carbon emissions.
  3. Use the game to determine a suitable allocation of energy resources that meets the projected energy demands for 2040. What is the resulting carbon emission level?

About the Tool

Tool Name Interactive Energy and Climate Simulation
Discipline Earth Sciences, Environmental Science, Economics
Topic(s) in Discipline Socio-economic Studies, Energy, Sources of Energy
Climate Topic Energy, Economics, and Climate Change
Type of Tool Game
Grade Level High school
Location Global
Language English
Translation
Developed by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA
Hosted at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Link https://climatesim.llnl.gov/sim/
Access Online
Computer Skills Basic