energy sources and power stations

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    • non renewable energy sources will run out
      • non renewables are the 3 fossil fuels - and nuclear energy
        • 1. coal2. oil3. natural gas4. nuclear fuels (uranium & plutonium)
    • renewable energy resources will never run out
      • renewables are; wind / waves / tides / hydro electric / solar / geothermal / food / biofuels
    • energy sources can be burned to drive turbines in power stations
      • 1. fossil fuel is burned to convert its stored chemical energyinto heat energy
        • 2. heat energy is used to heat water to produce steam
          • 3. steam turns the turbine converting heat energy into kinetic enrergy
            • 4. the turbine connects to a generator which transfers kinetic energy to electrical energy
    • nuclear reactors
      • 1. nuclear power station uses the same method as team and turbines - but with nuclear fission of uranium or plutonium producing the heat to make steam
        • 2. nuclear power stations take the longest time to start up. natural gas stations take the shortest time of all fissil fuels stations




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