The question of whether or not nuclear power is a renewable source of energy is something of a moot point. Nuclear energy is not strictly renewable in the way that solar energy is, as humans need to go through a new process of splitting atoms in order to generate more and more nuclear energy once … [Read more...] about Is Nuclear Power renewable or non-renewable?
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Renewable energy is energy that comes from a source that does not run out, no matter how much we use it. Non renewable energy is energy that comes from a source that is depleted as we use it. Hydropower is an example of a renewable type of energy. This is because no matter how much we use … [Read more...] about Is Hydropower Renewable or Non Renewable?
What are Windmills? Windmills harness the movement of the wind to generate useful energy. The earliest windmills had large 'sails' which they used to trap wind and to turn a central wheel. This in its turn could turn a grinding mechanism for corn or wheat, turning it into flour. Modern windmills … [Read more...] about What are Windmills? How Windmills work ?
Many people are starting to advocate the use of natural gas rather than other fossil fuels as a source of power in homes and businesses. One of the key reasons why this is the case is because burning natural gas emits much less harmful CO2 into the atmosphere than burning the other two key fossil … [Read more...] about Why is natural gas better than other fossil fuels?
Natural gas is often deemed to be a cleaner option than coal. This is true: natural gas emits around half the carbon dioxide of coal. However, overall natural gas is not a wholly clean fuel option because carbon dioxide is a greenhouse gas. Natural gas contains other gases besides CO2, most … [Read more...] about Is natural gas a greenhouse gas?