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Sustainable Development

  1. Where energy comes from
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    • What are the three major fossil fuels and how are they produced?
      1. Coal, Oil, Natural Gas; made from the organic remains of prehistoric animals
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    • Once the gas is drilled, where does it go?
      1. To National Grid, to give us power
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    • What is the problem with using natural fuels to power electric generators?
      1. Harmful to the environment and cause climate change.
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    • What are the pros and cons of nuclear energy?
      1. It produces a lot of energy, but the nuclear material is unstable and requires careful management and disposal of byproducts is difficult.
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    • What is biomass?
      1. Renewable source of energy including natural substances such as wood, organic waste, hydrogen gas, and alcohol fuels.
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    • What are other renewable fuels that are safe for the environment?
      1. Wind, hydropower (water), solar power
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    • What role does the National Grid play?
      1. The grid can take the electricity from any of the sources and put it into the network that delivers electricity to everyone.
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