Non-Renewable Energy

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  • Non - Renewable Energy
    • Advantages
      • Cheap to mine
      • Power stations already exist to use them
      • Burned to provide heat to make electricity
    • Effects of global warming
      • Habitat loss - population of species decreasing
      • Hurricanes - faster convection currents
      • Climate change - areas become dry, can't grow crops and food
      • Sea levels rising - Destroys homes
    • Examples
      • Coal
      • Gas
      • Oil
      • Nuclear fuels
    • Disadvantage
      • Burning fossil fuels releases CO2
      • Supplies of coal, oil and gas will run out
      • Non-renewable
    • Nuclear fuels
      • Advantages - No carbon dioxide is released. Makes plutonium to be re-used
      • Disadvantage - Risk of terrorism. Produces radioactive waste material

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