Does this sound like the beginning to some strange science fiction novel? Well, the scenario we just illustrated could be very real indeed. Together, fossil fuels (coal, petroleum, natural gas, and their derivatives) provide more than 85% of the energy used by mankind today. Unfortunately, the reserves of those fuels are not infinite. Scientists predict that within the next two centuries we will run out of those valuable energy sources. Clearly, something must be done. But what?
The goal of this web page is to teach you, the viewer, more about the different methods of energy production that are in use or are being researched now. Will we turn more and more to hydroelectric power to serve our energy needs? Or will we perhaps someday discover the secret of fusion and thus be guaranteed a virtually inexhaustable energy source? Only time will tell. But this site will help educate its visitors about the energy crisis so that at least we will be informed. Perhaps someday, through the interactive game or the public message board, someone will come upon THE solution to our energy problems. Until then, enjoy the site, and prepare to learn why "Energy Matters."