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HW #3 EE444 - F18 Student : Gayatri Mhatre 1.Advantages and Disadvantages of : (a)Coal based power generation — based on environmental factors and production efficiency ADVANTAGES DISADVANTAGES 1Abundant in nature Non-renewable and thus will be wiped out2Reliable and Cheap Burning releases Green House Gases and fly ash.3Energy produced is affordable Pitting of earth destroys land, causes trouble to native residents as they have to relocate settlements and wild life is disturbed as well. Excavation and processing leads to soil pollution4Transportation is easy and cheap Health of miners is at risk 5Widespread, many coal reserves are present, each continent had them The resources are depleting at a fast rate due to excessive use 6Share of 30% in present energy generationProduction efficiency is 50%7Technology advanced for processing Generates millions of tons of waste 8Job prospective is good in the power industry presently Impact on workers health, high tendency of unhealthy state of workers 9Generation of electricity is independent of weather All year round coal mining and power generation dependent on it.10Low capital investment The damage done to environment is irreparable11Reduced dependence on oilMining impacts on environment12Established industrial baseLiquefaction and Gasification requires large amount of water
(b) Natural-gas combined cycle generation — based on environmental factors and production efficiency