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Lecture 2 - Energy Sources Uses and Conversion What really...

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Energy Sources, Uses and Conversion What really controls energy efficiency?
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Engineering Issues with Energy Development Primary Source of Energy Fossil Fuels Nuclear Renewables Disposal of Waste Heat Thermal pollution of aquatic environment Cooling towers Economies of scale Why are large power plants more efficient than smaller plants? Environmental Impact Community/industry integration
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Forms of Energy Mechanical energy Flowing rivers, wind Electrical energy Batteries, Electromagnetic Field Chemical Energy Released in Chemical Reactions Thermal Energy Heat (released by chemical reactions, nuclear reactions, geothermal sources, etc.)
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