Essays Tagged: "Fossil-fuel power station"

Nuclear power.

Nuclear PowerOn the position of Nuclear Power, I feel that I am for the argument. It is a good source of ene ... ource of energy that we must continue using. In this document I will convince you too, that Nuclear Power is good.Nuclear power plants provide about 20 percent of the world's electricity. Some countri ... r plants provide about 20 percent of the world's electricity. Some countries depend more on nuclear power for electricity than others. In France, for instance, about 75 percent of the electricity is g ...

(8 pages) 180 4 4.5 Jun/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science


spilled into the ocean each month. Upon arrival, fossil fuels are usually burned in automobiles or power plants. The average coal-burning power plant burns about 10,000 tons of coal in a single day. ... estimate of five per cent waste, that leaves 500 tons of toxic waste produced each day by a single power plant. If used in cars, oil must be refined further, wasting more energy and creating more tox ...

(23 pages) 320 0 3.0 Jul/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences

Assess the sustainability of China's energy usage using examples...

from oil and hydroelectricity. By 1995 it ranked 2nd in the world for generated electricity with 12 power grids, 35 power plants of which 26 were thermal, 7 hydroelectric (largest being Gezhouba on th ... ntal safety concerns. The closure of coalmines is a positive step to reducing the number coal fired power plants; this leads to a greater use on cleaner fuels such as gas and oil to compensate the los ...

(3 pages) 63 0 3.9 Mar/2004

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

How Humans Affect the Environment

urce conservation - using resources carefully to slow our consumption of them, e.g. making cars and power stations more efficient so you use less fuel.2.Resource substitution - changing resources for ... e sustainable ones, e.g. using recyclable aluminium instead of steel for making cans, or using wind power instead of coal.3.Pollution control - limiting pollution to reduce problems like global warmin ...

(3 pages) 198 2 4.8 May/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology


use of steam. Used in the late 1800s’ steam engines work by using coal to produce steam which powers the engine by spinning the piston. A new prosses called “gasification” takes all th ...

(2 pages) 684 0 0.0 Apr/2009

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Burying the Problem: Is Carbon Capture and Storage a Silver Bullet?

apture and Storage, or CCS.CCS is a technology primarily targeted at capturing CO¬2 from fossil power plants and then storing that CO2 underneath the ground. CCS has terrific potential: it could c ... ce EU CO2 emissions by over 50% by 2050 (European Technology Platform for Zero Emission Fossil Fuel Power Plants, 2008). However, it is still a relatively new technology and as such the cost is very h ...

(13 pages) 21 0 0.0 Apr/2009

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Alternative

The law of conservation of energy

untries where energy demand is increasing and many renewable resources are abundant.CoalPros - Coal power plants are just one of the inexpensive resources of electricity making and therefore are a pra ... s of electricity making and therefore are a practical choice among numerous developed nations. Coal power plants are very dependable as several countries now have the needed resources to structure the ...

(6 pages) 3 0 0.0 Aug/2014

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Air pollution in hong kong

f all, one of the major sources of air pollution is caused by the emission of greenhouse gases from power plants. Moreover, vehicle emission also plays a dominant role in contributing to the serious a ... llution problems. This brings me to my second point, reducing the emission of greenhouse gases from power plants is also one of the most effective and efficient ways to tackle the problem of air pollu ...

(2 pages) 5 0 0.0 Nov/2014

Subjects: Social Science Essays


roduces not only light and heat but steel as well. Coal generates 40% of the worlds electricity and powers almost 70% of global steel production (Alpha Natural Resources).Coal MiningAlpha Natural Reso ... al reserves, it has the lowest carbon content and lowest heat value and is mainly used for electric power generation. Third Subituminous offers more heat than lignite and is a cleaner burning coal the ...

(16 pages) 3 0 0.0 Nov/2014

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management > Management Planning & Decision Making