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energy 30/04/2008 11:27:00 Global Energy Supply by Fuel 1-2% growth rate projected, most is oil based whats important is not using the energy but the services we get from the  energy 70% of our electricity is from fossil fuel coal combustion basics coal is mostly carbon and hydrogen and when you burn it you get energy and  carbon dioxide natural gas is cleaner because it does not contain as much sulfur and  nitrogen and also it has a higher conversion efficency but you still get co2  emitted but the amount of co2 that you emit per electricity emitted is much  less than that of coal resource constraints:
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Unformatted text preview: amount of fossil fuel available to us projections change all the time o we get better at finding deposits so reserves go up o technology changes good bad and ugly good: 1850 coal was seen as a wonderful thing and coal started to be used extensively for home heating bad: central London during the killer smog. When it was cold people burnt coal and there wasnt a filter on the fireplaces so the ash went into the air and created acid rain and smog transportation futures: plug in vehicle or hybrid 30/04/2008 11:27:00 30/04/2008 11:27:00...
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