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Energy

Overview

Most Queensland schools use electricity generated by coal-fired power stations, though many supplement this with energy from photovoltaic solar panels. (Information on your school's energy use and the energy it generates from solar panels is available at solarschools.net.) Natural gas is sometimes used to heat classrooms, and in some areas Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) is also used for heating.

To begin reviewing energy consumption in your school, go to the Tracking and Investigating Energy Use webpage for resources to conduct school energy audits and identify areas within the school where electricity and gas usage can be reduced.

Be sure to check out the Sustainability in Schools Resources Portal for more energy-related resources.

Most Queensland schools use electricity generated by coal-fired power stations, though many supplement this with energy from photovoltaic solar panels. (Information on your school's energy use and the energy it generates from solar panels is available at solarschools.net.) Natural gas is sometimes used to heat classrooms, and in some areas Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) is also used for heating.

To begin reviewing energy consumption in your school, go to the Tracking and Investigating Energy Use webpage for resources to conduct school energy audits and identify areas within the school where electricity and gas usage can be reduced.

Be sure to check out the Sustainability in Schools Resources Portal for more energy-related resources.