Types of Energy Resource

What is tidal power?
Power caused by the tides (sun and moon's gravity) 2 times a day
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What are the advantages of tidal power?
Reliable (twice a day) and generates huge amounts of electricity
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What are the disadvantages of tidal power?
May prevent boat access and unavailable everywhere
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What is wave power?
Power caused by waves (that come from the sea / wind)
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What are the advantages of wave power?
No pollution and useful on a small scale
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What are the disadvantages of wave power?
Disturbs the sea bed and really unreliable
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What is hydroelectric power?
Power caused when water turns a turbine
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What are the advantages of hydroelectic power?
Useful in remote areas, can respond to demand
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What are the disadvantages of hydroelectric power?
Has to flood somewhere and high costs initially
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What is solar power?
Power caused by the sun captured in photovoltaic cells
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What are the advantages of solar power?
Usually reliable and can be used in remote areas
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What are the disadvantages of solar power?
Inefficient and very high expenses to install
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What is wind power?
Power caused when wind rotates a turbine
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What are the advantages of wind power?
Can be put anywhere with no damage and no fuel
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What are the disadvantages of wind power?
Spoil the view and 1500 needed to replace one coal station
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What is geothermal power?
Power caused when heat from the mantle escapes
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What are the advantages of geothermal power?
Brilliant free energy and minimal running costs
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What are the disadvantages of geothermal power?
Only usuable in some places and costs a lot for the stations
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What are biofuels?
Fuels created from plants that produce energy when burned
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What are the advantages of biofuels?
Produced continuously and carbon neutral supposedly
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What are the disadvantages of biofuels?
Expensive to refine and takes up space that could be used for food
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What is nuclear power?
Power generated in nuclear fission
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What are the advantages of nuclear power?
No CO2 produced and can increase output
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What are the disadvantages of nuclear power?
Nuclear waste is toxic and risks of meltdowns e.g. Fukushima
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What are fossil fuels?
Coal, oil, natural gas
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What are the advantages of fossil fuels?
Cheap to extract and can produce lots of energy
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What are the disadvantages of fossil fuels?
Running out (non-renewable) and produce CO2
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