The Advantages And Disadvantages Of Tidal Energy And Nuclear Energy

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An energy source that could prove useful that is not yet fully online yet that I found interesting is tidal energy. Tidal energy is a form of hydropower that works by converting energy from ocean tides into electrical energy. It is not a popular source of energy used at the moment, but it could be very useful source for electrical energy in the near future. One of the advantages of using tidal energy is that it is a renewable source meaning that it will be around to use for a very long time before having to worry about this resource ceasing to exist. Tidal energy is also environmentally friendly and easily predictable so it’s easier to determine the best places to construct proper systems to develop the energy. Unlike coal, a very popular energy resource used, tidal power doesn’t emit any climate gases. Coal on the other hand produces a variety of harmful gases including carbon monoxide. The life span of tidal plants is believed to be long and ultimately leads to a reduction in the costs of power plants. While there are many advantages to tidal energy there are also some disadvantages. For example the costs of building a tidal plant can be very expensive. On the other end of the spectrum coal is one of if not the cheapest source for energy and which is probably why the United States gets almost half of its electrical energy from coal. Another negative that comes from using tidal energy is that there are limited sites that would be sufficient enough to sustain successful

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