The electricity you use to turn on your lights, power your air conditioner, and charge your smartphone is generated by a power plant. But where does the power plant get the energy? That depends on the plant, but in most cases, the energy is derived from some component of the planet earth. Biomass power plants burn physical energy sources like wood or coal to generate heat, which can then be converted to electricity. Hydroelectric power plants rely on waterfalls or rushing streams to convert kinetic energy into electricity. But really, both forms of energy come from the same place: the earth. We are thankful for the earth's production of energy, and we have dedicated this website to readers who share our passion for energy and the environment.