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Unformatted text preview: usually related to volcano’s and underground reservoirs. Geothermal plants are designed to use steam to turn turbines and produce electricity at inexpensive costs. Coal is the most abundant fossil fuel in the World. Oil and natural gas supply approximately 63 percent of the energy used in the United States and 61.5 percent of the Worlds energy. Burning any fossil fuel such as coal, oil, and natural gas produces CO2 which contributes to global warming. Acid deposition also is created and photochemical smog can form. Three common challenges with managing nonrenewable energy resources are pollution, environmental impact, and available amounts. Pollution is created in the production and use of nonrenewable resources. Gathering resources has a devastating Energy Resource Challenges 3 impact on the environment. Non renewable resources are limited in the amounts and will not last forever....
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This note was uploaded on 11/19/2011 for the course CRIM JUSTI CJS 230 taught by Professor None during the Winter '11 term at University of Phoenix.
- Winter '11