Explaining energy resources and what we can do to save our planet (Physics)

This was a year 9 homework pieces i came across in my school folder, although its not specifically GCSE, it may help subjects about energy consumption and types of energy in your science exams, mainly Physics. Hope it helps. 

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Physics project: Explaining energy resources
and what we can do to save our planet.…read more

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Nuclear Power Plant
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Fossil Fuel Plant…read more

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Which is better?
Money? Flexibility?
A fossil fuel plant costs Fossil fuel plants are
less to build and run than more convenient than
a nuclear power plant. the large and difficult to
Capability? handle, nuclear plants.
They both produce
similar amounts of
electricity.
Waste? Reserves?
Although nuclear At current rates of use, the world has
power plants are enough coal for 200 years, oil for 40
dangerous, the gases years and natural gas for 60 years.
from fossil fuel Uranium reserves are good for 50
plants are even more years. The nuclear power plants will
radioactive. last longer.…read more

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Renewable and Non-renewable?
Renewable energy resources can be re-used and
can't run out, such as hydropower, wind energy,
solar power, geothermal, ocean thermal and
biofuel.
Non-renewable energy resources can't be re-
used and take millions of years to make, such
as coal, lignite, oil, natural gas, shale oil and
uranium.
The overall difference is that, renewable
resources can be made again and non-
renewable resources can't.…read more

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How much energy is used?
Past Future
Present (2008)…read more

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Renewable energy
resources
Click on the words to find out more.
Geothermal Wave
Biomass Tidal
Wind Solar
Hydro-electric
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