Generating Electricity

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Generating Electricty

Fuel for electricity

Electricity generators in power stations are driven by turnines.

Coal, oil and natural gas are burned in fossil fuel power stations.

Uranium or plutonium is used as the fuel in a nuclear power station.

Biofuels are renewable sources of energy which can generate electricity.

Energy from wind and water

A wind turnine is an electricity generator on top of a tall tower.

Waves generate electricity by turning a floating generator.

Hydroelectricity generators are turned by water running downhill.



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