The First Law Of Thermodynamics

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First law of thermodynamics
According to the first law of thermodynamics, the amount of energy given in a system remains the same the entire time. You are allowed to transfer the energy but it is impossible to create or destroy energy. If I was to take a tennis ball and hold my arm out at a 90° angle, then release the ball there is no possible way the ball would go higher than where it started. This important with energy policy because in order to learn how to make energy more efficient and cost effective you have to understand what is physically possible to accomplish.

Energy security Energy security is the nonstop accessibility of energy sources at an inexpensive price, To provide solid economic growth and to maintain high levels of economic performance, energy must be readily available, affordable and be able to provide a reliable source of power without vulnerability to long or short term disruptions. Interruption of energy supplies can cause major financial losses and create chaos in economic loss as well as potential damage to the health and wellbeing of the population.

Unconventional oil The U.S. Department of Energy divides unconventional oil into four types: heavy oil, extra heavy oil, bitumen, and oil shale. Some analysts also include gas to liquids, processes for converting natural gas to oil and coal to liquids, processes for converting coal to oil in the unconventional oil category. These unconventional oil-processing techniques widen the use of…

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