P1.4 Generating Electricity

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What happens in a power station to create energy?
Burning fuel which gives off heat. The heat energy is used to heat water in a boiler. This produces steam. The steam turns a turbine. The turbine drives a generator. The generator generates electricity.
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What renewable fuel can be used in a power station? Examples?
Biofuel. Examples include: methane(manure), ethanol(fermented sugar cane), Straw and woodchip
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What is a biofuel?
A renewable, carbon neutral fuel. This is because the CO2 released when burnt is equal to the amount taken in while growing.
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What happens during Nuclear Fission?
Uranium or Plutonium nuclei absorb a slow moving neutron which makes then unstable and spilt into 2 smaller nuclei and 2-3 protons. This creates a ot of energy..
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What is the National Grid?
A network of power stations and cabling that carries electricity around the country.
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What are the advantages of Fossil Fuels to produce energy?
Proven Technology and Reliable
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What are the disadvantages of Fossil Fuels to produce energy?
Produces CO2 which contributes to global warming, Coal(SO2) buring causes acid rain and it's Non-Renewable
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