Energy 2a

Energy 2a - Alternative Energy chapters 18-19 Introduction to Alternative Energy Sources Fossil fuels represent about 90 of energy use today the

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Introduction to Alternative Energy Sources Fossil fuels represent about 90% of energy use today, the rest is “alternative energy” Alternative Energy Renewable and nonrenewable energy resources that are alternatives to the fossil fuels Renewable Energy Alternative energy sources, such as solar, water, wind and biomass, that are more or less continuously made available in a time framework useful to people Nonrenewable Energy Alternative energy sources, including nuclear and geothermal, that are dependent on fuels or a resource that may be used up much faster than it is replenished by natural processes
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Positive aspects recoverable solar energy about 75 times the total human global energy consumption Wind is about equal to total energy consumption Biomass about equal Generally considered less environmentally intrusive. Problems
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This note was uploaded on 05/27/2008 for the course ENSC 1001 taught by Professor Skelton during the Spring '08 term at GCSU.

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Energy 2a - Alternative Energy chapters 18-19 Introduction to Alternative Energy Sources Fossil fuels represent about 90 of energy use today the

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