Highlights of the discuss :
1.  What is Energy
2. Forms of Energy
3. Sources of Energy
4. What is clean Energy
5. Effects of Unclean Energy
6. It’s effects on education
7. Conclusion.
8. Q&A
1. What is Energy?
Energy in layman’s terms is the ability to do work. It can also be termed as the work done or consumed in carrying out a process.
Energy can be expended in various forms. The work done in moving from place to car either by foot or car, the turbine at power plants which converts energy to produce electricity. In other words, today’s processes involved the consumption of utilization of energy from your day-to-day movement as stated earlier, to your phones and home appliances down to electricity generation and launching of satellites into space that provide accurate location. Therefore, energy is a topic of serious concern, and must be treated carefully or the implication of its misuse, will aggravate serious trouble.
2. Forms of Energy.
Energy can neither be created nor destroyed, but can be transformed from one form to the other. This statement is also the “first law of thermodynamics” and it implies that energy exists around us in the first instance and this energy is being transformed from one form to the other depending on how we need it.
Examples: Energy exists statically in the molecules that make up premium motor Spirit (PMS),   i.e., petrol. When the spark plug in your cart ignites the fuel, it burns and turns into gas, this thermal energy introduced instigates kinetic energy in the had molecules which push your piston, which in turn rotates your crankshaft which is connected to the connecting rod and eventually rotates your tires and allow you to take off. The unneeded gas is thrown to the exhaust pipe and right out into the atmosphere in almost all cases. This shows that energy can not be destroyed.
The same thing happens during digestion, Chemical energy in your food is combined with oxygen to release energy which is needed by your body for mechanical work and the waste food is passed out which still contains energy can be used for electricity generation.
In the first instance of your car, the following transformations take place.:
Chemical – thermal- mechanical- thermal
In the digestion we have : chemical – thermal – mechanical.
Other forms of energy include, electrical, luminous (light), nuclear, solar and so many more…
2. Forms of Energy.
Energy can neither be created nor destroyed, but can be transformed from one form to the other. This statement is also the “first law of thermodynamics” and it implies that energy exists around us in the first instance and this energy is being transformed from one form to the other depending on how we need it.
Examples: Energy exists statically in the molecules that make up premium motor Spirit (PMS),   i.e., petrol. When the spark plug in your cart ignites the fuel, it burns and turns into gas, this thermal energy introduced instigates kinetic energy in the had molecules which push your piston, which in turn rotates your crankshaft which is connected to the connecting rod and eventually rotates your tires and allow you to take off. The unneeded gas is thrown to the exhaust pipe and right out into the atmosphere in almost all cases. This shows that energy can not be destroyed.
Sources of energy are different from forms. While forms define the media in which energy can exist in, sources imply where we can obtain energy.
Sources include:
1. Water (Hydro)
2. Sun (Solar)
3. Nuclear (Radioactivity)
4. Biomass (Waste and plants)
5. Fossils
6. Food
7. Wind
8. Volcanoes and the earth’s core of which some people don’t know that..
4. What is Clean Energy?
Clean energy, may have a direct meaning in your mind. You may think it’s renewable energy, like me, for some it’s to be free from emissions for another it’s to be produced with least resources.
However it’s definition can be classified into three or even more school of thoughts. I’ll highlight three.
1. It must be free from emissions of chemical substances, and exhibits less waste of energy either in transformation, conversion or utilization process.
E.g Solar, wind
2. If it is renewable. In there words, if it can be recovered or recycled or gotten from a natural source that can’t finish. They may require much energy to be utilized, but so long as they can be recycled. (E.g biomass.) Asides biomass, Renewable energy include, wind, solar, Hydro, Geothermal.
3. If it’s consumes the most minimum resources in its conversion or utilization process. Therefore even coal can be termed Renewable as coal is relatively cheap.
Clean-coal as they call it as even Obama uses this term very broadly.
However this 3rd classification can be also out better termed efficient energy.
The term “clean energy” is termed is a rather nebulous term, as there is no standard agreed definition.
Renewable energy: wind, water, solar, biomass, Geothermal.
Less emissions: nuclear, hydrogen, natural gas.
However since nuclear is dangerous, it is termed unclean. And natural gas supply is finite, it could be termed unclean.
5. Effects of unclean energy:
Green house emissions which cause global warming which in turn induces climate change and causes floods, draughts, and different other climate conditions which make living on our earth quite unbearable.
Unclean energy can also be instigated domestically in our homes. From using improper refrigerants in our refrigerators and cooking with firewood and allowing food to burn or cook for long.
A lot of people are guilty of that
So we should all try to reduce our contributions to climate change in our domestic homes by not wasting energy
6. Effects of energy on Quality Education
Draughts and famine and floods, affect the student learning cannot hold in such conditions.
But there are other ways by which clean or unclean energy could affect education.
1. Because clean energy, is economical, it allows more of government’s resources to be channelled to the education sector and improve the standard of education.
2. By adopting clean energy, energy is always available, and so electricity is being provided for students to carry out majority of their work as adequate electricity is essential for quality education co-curricular activities and skill acquisition and even for SMEs. As some students are entrepreneurs.
3. The fourth stresses on how clean energy education can be imbibed into education. As knowledge on clean energy will make future generations energy conscious and implications of unclean energy will be reduced.
7. Conclusion.
I believe that by this, we’re now aware about energy, clean energy, it’s possible definitions, and it’s importance.
Thank you.