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Flashcards in Energy Resources Deck (15):
1

What are the 3 main factors of energy resources ?

• does it create POLLUTION
• is it SUSTAINABLE
• is it RELIABLE

2

Describe different factors of pollution

• visual pollution
• acid rain
• release of greenhouse gasses
• environmental pollution

3

Describe renewability

• things that won't run out
• eg. Light, wind, sea tide
• things that run out are not renewable

4

Describe what reliable means

• if it will always work 24/7
• CANNOT rely on wind and sun as they vary

5

Describe the energy source from coal

• produces a lot of CO2 and ash
• non renewable
• reliable
• not energy efficient
• easy to get
• cheap
• difficult to transport

6

Describe the energy source from oil

• produces CO2
• non renewable
• reliable
• damage to the environment getting the oil
• oil spills can occur
• difficult to extract
• easy to transport (liquid)

7

Describe the energy source of gas

• produces CO2
• not renewable
• reliable
• easy to transport
• environmental issues - fracking
• cheap

8

Describe the energy source from wind

• visual pollution
• not reliable
• renewable
• noise pollution
• only work in certain locations
• maintenance costs

9

Describe the energy source from wave

• no atmospheric pollution
• renewable
• reliable

10

Describe the energy source form hydroelectric power

• no atmospheric pollution
• renewable
• reliable
• expensive
• disrupts eco-systems
• only suitable for certain location
• very clean form of energy

11

Describe the energy source of tidal

• no pollution
• renewable
• reliable
• disrupts eco-system
• only suitable in certain locations

12

Describe the energy source of solar cells

• no pollution
• renewable
• not reliable
• hard to store energy
• expensive
• no cost for fuel
• need a lot of space

13

Describe the energy source of biomass

• carbon neutral
• renewable
• reliable
• need a lot of space

14

Describe the energy source of geothermal

• no atmospheric pollution
• renewable
• reliable
• only suitable in certain areas

15

Describe the energy source of nuclear power

• no atmospheric pollution
• very reliable
• not renewable
• produces radioactive waste
• very energy dense