Renewable Electricity : Generating Electricity, Heating And Making The Food That We Eat

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Generating Electricity
There are several methods to generate electricity that we use daily for transportation, light, heating and making the food that we eat. Renewable and non renewable are the two types of energy resources available to us. The standard method of creating electricity has been by burning coal, releasing carbon dioxide into the air. It was perviously thought carbon dioxide created warming however this is strongly disputed now as the correlation between carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and global temperature is now disputed. There are alternative methods we can use to create electricity such as solar and wind as well as many others.

Fossil Fuelled Fire Power Stations:
Coal is a vital and
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When the turbine is still spinning it spins an electricity generator to make the electricity. Afterwards the steam is cooled and condensed back into water. It is soon returned to the boiler to start the same process again (, 2016). While the power plant is still working at creating electricity, the electricity produced travels out of the generator to a nearby transformer. As it leaves the power station some electricity is lost due to travelling through wire cables, therefore the higher voltage will reduces it . The electricity the reaches Pylons which are huge metal towers that carry cable which carry electricity to where it is needed. This process is inefficient because so much electricity is lost which is a waste of resources.

Environmentally friendly ways to create electricity:
There are several ways to generate electricity by causing minimal damage to the environment compared to using fossil fuels. These methods can include hydro electricity, wind, tidal, nuclear, steam and solar energy. Renewable energy is often referred to as green energy. Using any of these methods to create electricity are alternative to
A student 's guide to global climate change, 2016 burning fossil fuels. Using wind power has been the fastest developing energy source globally, since 1990. Wind turbines are taller than 20 story buildings and have three blades all longer than a bus (Energy, 2016).Wind power generates electricity both on land and offshore. Wind power rotates the
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