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  • Environmental effects of using energy resources
    • Burning fuels releases pollutants into the atmosphere, it contributes to global warming
    • Noise pollution may be a disadvantage of wind farms
    • Habitats may be destroyed by mining and oil/gas collection
    • Hydroelecric schemes and tidal barrages can cause habitats to be damaged.
    • Burning solid fuels produces ash which must be disposed of
    • Wind farms, oil rigs and power stations are thought to be visual pollution by some people


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