Fuel for electricity

How do most power stations work?
In most power stations, water (or fossil fuels) is heated to produce steam which then drives a turbine coupled to an electrical generator to generate electricity.
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How are fossil fuels obtained?
Fossil fuels are obtained from long dead biological material.
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Name three fossil fuels.
Three fossil fuels are coal, oil and gas.
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How do nuclear power stations work?
In nuclear power stations, the fuel used in uranium (or sometimes plutonium). The nucleus of this undergoes nuclear fission to release energy. There are lots of uranium nuclei so lots of fission reactions occur. Energy is used to heat water to steam
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What are biofuels?
Biofuels are renewable sources of energy which can generate electricity.
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How are fossil fuels obtained?

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Fossil fuels are obtained from long dead biological material.

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Name three fossil fuels.

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How do nuclear power stations work?

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