Energy Sources and Impacts

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  • COAL
  • Most polluting (scar the landscape, contamination of water sources)
  • Large amounts of CO2 released (contributes to CC)
  • GAS
  • 'Cleanest' fossil fuel (43% fewer emissions)
  • Composed of Methane (25 times better at storing heat than CO2)
  • Waste gas therefore a problem
  • Risk of accidents and terrorist threat
  • Weapons use?
  • No emissions, however health issues with radioactive waste
  • OIL
  • Spills along pipelines and tanker routes are…


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