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Unformatted text preview: ive Sources of Energy Non-Renewable Source:;; Coal Source: 23 This is Sempra Energy’s new Energía Costa Azul facility near Ensenada, Mexico. It should begin operation soon, and can process one billion cubic feet/day. Other Renewable Energy Sources – – – – – – Wind Waves Hydroelectric Biomass Nuclear Fusion Others? • Passive • Active – Heat conversion – Indirect electric – Photovoltaic 24 Problems With Other Fossil Fuels Alternative fossil fuels have all the inherent problems of more conventional fossil fuels. They also have two major problems: – They are usually not economical to extract at current prices. – We aren’t sure how to extract or process them yet. Sources:;;; 4 25 Problems with Nuclear Power 26 Nuclear Power Production 28 Nuclear Power in the U.S. Worldwide, nuclear power produces about 6% of the world’s electricity (the amount varies – 75% of the electricity in Lithuania and France comes from nuclear power). Nuclear power also varies in the US – 18 states have no nuclear power, but it supplies more than half the electricity in New Hampshire and Vermont) Problems with nuclear power: Chernobyl, Ukraine – – – – – Accidents Waste and waste storage Bomb material (nuclear and “dirty” bombs) Non-renewable – limited fuel supply High cost Source: 27 Nuclear Energy Consumption, 2005 From the BP Statistical Review of World Energy, 2006. See
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