1 Geography - Junior Cert Energy forms the core of geography and yet it is often overlooked in the race for points. At the Junior Certificate level all the main areas are covered: the means and sources of energy production and the resultant effect on the environment. Climate Change has become increasingly important and the regional section offers great scope to develop energy awareness. This section provides material that should assist in the development of that awareness. The content for this section is as follows: Energy and Fossil Fuels Wind and Coal - a comparison Energy and Fuelwood Quizzes Fossil Fuels - a more detailed look Wind and Coal - the environmental impact Renewable Energy - Pros and Cons Fossil Fuels - the pros and cons Primary Energy The Greenhouse Effect
2 Energy and Fossil Fuels Energy is all around us and is needed for the growth or formation of almost everything around us. There are many sources of energy in our world. We can get energy from the sun, from wind, and from falling water. We can also get energy from materials that contain stored energy. We call these materials "fuels." The most important sources of energy today are the fossil fuels. Nearly all other sources of energy originally received their energy from the sun. Organic matter, like plants, convert solar energy into leaves, flowers and fruits. Animals, which eat organic matter, convert the energy into body mass. When the plants and animals die, their energy is broken down and over a long time, becomes stored as oil, natural gas, coal or peat. Fossil fuels take a long time to form. If we go back in geological history, we find that it took between 350 and 50 million years for our fossil fuels to form. As the fuels take so long to form, and they need special conditions to form, most geologists feel that little or no new fossil fuel is being produced. For this reason, we call fossil fuels "nonrenewable" or finite As more and more fossil fuels are used those that are the easiest to find will be used up first. As time goes on it will be harder to find new reserves of the fuels and the cost of extracting them will increase. Eventually the stage will be reached when it will not be economically viable to extract the fuel and another source of energy will be used. In the 19th Century people stopped hunting whales for whale oil, not because of concern for the whales but because it became cheaper to use petroleum for their lamps. In Britain, very little coal is now mined because it is cheaper to import the coal from places like Poland. Questions 1. Name four different sources of energy? 2. Why do you think Fossil Fuels get their name? 3. How long do fossil fuels take to form? 4. Why are fossil fuels said to be non-renewable or finite? 5. What do we mean by renewable energy? 6. Do you think the Earth will use up all its Fossil Fuel resources? Explain your answer.
3 Fossil Fuels - a more detailed look The most common fossil fuels are coal, oil, and natural gas. Peat, a very young form of coal, and oil shale are types of fossil fuel. These fuels were formed millions of years ago from plants and animals that died and decomposed beneath tons of soil and rock. These fossil fuels are not fossils like the bones of prehistoric creatures. Prehistoric fossils are hard and made of stone. Stone cannot burn. Fossil fuels contain the remains of dead plants and animals, not stone, and can burn. The different fossil fuels formed in different ways. Peat is formed the partially decomposed remains of plants, which has grown in a swamp or marsh. Over a long period of time, peat will form coal. Coal was formed from plant debris. It is thought that 10 feet of plant material is needed to form 1 foot of coal. Natural gas and oil were formed from tiny organisms that settled to the bottom of ancient seas and rivers. Oil and gas need special conditions to prevent them escaping to the surface. A 'trap' must exist to prevent the upward movement of the fluid. The main feature of the 'trap' is an impermeable cap-rock. This stops the oil and gas seeping to the surface. Fossil fuels are vitally important in today's world. In Ireland, about 98% of our total energy requirements were supplied by fossil fuels. About 93% of all our electricity was generated by fossil fuels. Fossil fuels can be used to produce more than just energy. Not only can oil be refined into fuels to power engines, it can also be processed into petrochemicals from which plastics, medicines, and paints can be made. The Petrochemical Industry is an industry that makes chemicals from petroleum, another name for oil. Many types of fertilisers that are used to grow our food are made from fossil fuels. Many types of plastic are made from fossil fuels and this plastic is used for many things, eg. glasses, mobile phones. You might be wearing glasses made of plastic. The mobile you should not be looking at is also made of plastic. The synthetic fibres that are used to make fabrics for our clothes are produced from fossil fuels. Photographic film for our cameras is also made from petroleum, as are many medicines. Questions 1. What are the differences between prehistoric fossils and fossil fuels? 2. Explain how each of the fossil fuels is formed? 3. Make a list of all the different ways in which fossil fuels are used that affect you in your daily life. You might use the following headings: Energy, Plastics, Paint, Clothes, Food.
4 Fossil Fuels: WorkSheet1 Almost all of our energy comes from the sun sooner or later Seconds Photovoltaic Electricity Minutes Direct Solar Heat Hours Days to Weeks Wind Hydroelectricity Renewable Months to Years Biomass Geothermal Millions of Years Nuclear Coal, Oil and Natural Gas Non- Renewable or Finite 1. Some sources of energy are said to be renewable because they can be replaced in a short period of time. Others are said to be non-renewable or finite because it would take so long for them to form. Which sources of energy are renewable and which are non-renewable? 2. Which fuels are used the most? Are these renewable or non-renewable? Can you see any possible problems with this? 3. Which types of energy do not come originally from the sun? 4. Imagine you are a geographer who has been asked to advise the Minister of Energy about future energy policies. What advise would you give the Minister? Hint: What energy should be conserved and which should be developed?
5 Activity 3 - Fossil Fuels - The pros and cons Advantages Fossil fuels are relatively cheap and plentiful Advanced technologies have been developed to allow safe extraction The technology already exists for their use e.g. petrol-driven engines The means of controlling pollution from these fuels exist The income from the sale of fuels can help a country s economy At present, no energy source can fully safely replace fossil fuels Disadvantages Fossil fuels will become more and ore expensive to extract Extracting fuel will become more dangerous as the mines get deeper or the oil rigs go further out to sea Pollution from these fuels is said to be responsible for global warming, acid rain and oil spillage It is very expensive to control the pollution and the price of fuel would have to rise Information Box : Scarcity and Fossil Fuels A resource is the total amount of something that is economically useful. A reserve is the total amount of that resource that can be economically used. Using today's technology, it is estimated that the Earth's reserves of fossil fuels will last for another 300 years. As the fossil fuels become harder to find, they are said to be scarce. This means that the price of finding these fuels will increase until they become too expensive to use. Before that happens, people will have developed alternative sources of energy. The real problem with fossil fuels is not that they will run out. The problem is that they do harm to the environment and issues like Global Warming and Climate change will determine whether we continue to use Fossil Fuels or not
6 Comparing Wind and Coal Ireland has some of the windiest weather in Europe. It also has one of the lowest population densities. This means that in some parts of Ireland there are very few people. This is especially true in the west of Ireland were the strongest winds can be found. This makes Ireland a good place to site wind farms. There are only a few wind farms in Ireland at present but more could be built in the future. Activity 1 Look at the two pictures above. Describe each picture and say how they are different. 2 Cut out each of the sentences in the table below. Make two piles - one for the coal fired power station and one for the wind farm. Put the sentences into the correct pile. You may also make two headings in your copy and write the sentences below the heading. It does not produce water or air pollution It wastes energy in the form of heat It uses renewable energy In the past these were built near areas of high population. The turbines cannot be heard in the power station A large amount of land is needed but it can be used for other purposes It produces a small amount of electricity. These are usually built away from areas of high population These can be built anywhere but usually near deep water on the coast Up close, the turbines make a lot of noise. It produces a large amount of electricity. It produces energy all the time. If not built on the coast, these need road and rail links. It produces water and air pollution. They often have to be built in areas of great natural beauty. It only produces energy when it is windy, It uses non-renewable fuel It does not produce waste heat energy.
7 Environmental Impact Whenever something is built it has an effect on the environment, which is the world around us. In the past, people did not worry too much about the consequences or effects of their action. If they cut down a forest there was always another one. There was always plenty more fish in the sea. Today, most people have realised that we must be make sure that the damage or costs of building or using something is less than the benefits of that building or use. To work out if the costs or problems are greater than the benefits, an environmental impact study is carried out. Using the table below, you are asked to make an environmental impact study. From the two piles or lists you have already made, 1. Decide which of these are costs and which are benefits 2. Write each cost and benefit into the correct space. 3. When you have finished, decide which source of energy has the most benefits and the least costs or problems. 4. You should repeat this exercise for oil, nuclear, biomass, water and geothermal sources of energy Wind Farm Benefits Costs / Problems Coal Fired power Station
8 Primary Energy Primary Energy source is one that can release its energy directly upon combustion. When wood is burned heat and light energy are released. Coal, Peat and Natural Gas are used in many homes for cooking and heat while many homes use oil and gas for central heating. Diagram 1 shows the total energy consumption or use of each Primary Energy source in Ireland in Diagram 1 The main use for primary energy sources is to heat water and use the steam to turn turbines to generate electricity. This is done in Power Stations. Water also turns turbines to provide hydroelectricity. Diagram 2 shows how Ireland's electricity was generated. Diagram 2 Electricity is known as a Secondary Energy source because it is generated by the use of a Primary Electricity source. Electricity is created in Generators by the turning of turbines that are powered by steam or water. Primary Energy Worksheet, (pdf, 22KB)
9 Primary Energy Worksheet 1. Explain what a Primary Energy source is. 2. How do Primary Energy sources release their energy? 3. Make a list of the different Primary energy sources that are used in your home and say how they are used. 4. Using the information from Diagrams 1 and 2, complete the following table. Add the percentages for Peat and Coal in Diagram 1 for the Primary Energy requirements. Oil is done for you. Ignore Pumped Storage in this exercise. Primary Energy Required Electricity Generated Oil 55% 20% Gas Coal/ Peat Renewables A B C D Do you notice anything strange about the results? Using information from the Primary energy sheet, try to explain the results for each of the energy sources. In 1998 almost all of Ireland s use of Gas was for the generation of electricity. Do you think the results would be the same today? If not, what do you think has changed? Can you think of any reasons why less Oil is used to generate electricity than Coal, Peat and Gas? Use your textbooks to help you here. What difference has the formation of OPEC in 1973 made? What energy sources does Ireland not have to import from abroad? Are there any sources of energy that Ireland could develop in the future?
10 Energy and Fuelwood - environmental impact burning wood Resources are those parts of the environment that are capable of satisfying various human needs. Trees are a resource. Trees can be used to supply wood for timber and for fuel. In many parts of the developing world, people depend on fuelwood for most of their energy needs. In rural areas, up to 90% of the energy needed for cooking and heating is supplied by fuel wood. As the population grows, more and more wood is needed. There is no longer enough dead wood to collect. People start using saplings, young trees, and mature trees. This means that wood is being used quicker than it can be replaced by growth. The trees and forests start to disappear. In Africa, 58% of the population face fuelwood scarcity. The removal of the forests sets up a cycle. More people need more wood. People removed mature trees and then as people travel saplings are removed. Soil erosion occurs as there are no trees to protect the soil, deserts spread The removal of trees can cause problems elsewhere. Without the trees to hold water, flooding can take place. It is believed that the removal of forestry in the Himalayas resulted in flooding in the River Ganges destroying crops, homes and killing many people. Questions 1. If removing trees causes so much damage, why do people continue to use trees for fuel for their cooking and heating? 2. Examine the fuelwood scarcity cycle, can you think of ways to break the cycle? Why are your ideas not being carried out in poor countries?
11 Renewable Energy - Pros and Cons During the 1960's and 1970's people began to fear that the main source of energy, the fossil fuels, would run out. Fossil fuels are finite or non-renewable and once they are used they cannot be replaced. In recent years, people realised that there was enough fossil fuels to last for several hundred years. A greater problem was the damage that was being done to our atmosphere. This has led to interest in renewable energy sources that do very little damage to the environment. These are some of the main renewable energy sources: Hydroelectric Power (HEP) Dams are built to control fast flowing rivers so that the water can be used to turn turbines to generate electricity. At times when the energy is not needed, the water can be pumped back up to the storage reservoir. Adv. of Hydroelectricity Abundant, clean, and safe Easily stored in reservoirs Offers recreational benefits like boating, fishing, etc Disadvantages of Hydroelectricity Can have a significant environmental impact People can lose their homes Can be used only where there is a water supply Tidal Barrages can be built across estuaries to use tidal flows to generate electricity. Advantages of Tidal power Abundant, clean, and safe Tides are very reliable Disadvantages of Tidal power Not commercially viable at present Shipping could be disrupt
12 Solar The sun's warmth can be used to heat water and buildings. Solar cells can convert sunlight into electricity. Advantages of Solar power Unlimited supply No water or air pollution Disadvantages of Solar power Reliability depends on sunlight Not really cost effective at present Storage and back-up are necessary Biomass Biomass is the oldest of the renewable energy sources and, in Ireland, its main use is as wood fuel. Another source of Biomass energy comes from the production of biogas. Municipal solid waste, agricultural waste and sewage sludge break down to produce Methane. This methane can be collected in tanks and burned to produce heat. Advantages of Biomass Abundant and renewable Can be used to burn waste products Disadvantages of Biomass Burning biomass can result in air pollution May not be cost effective Geothermal Water is pumped through hot rocks under the ground. The hot water can be used to heat buildings and any steam produced can be used to generate electricity. Low temperature geothermal energy, found in Ireland, can be tapped using heat pump technology. Advantages of Geothermal Energy An unlimited supply of energy Produces no air or water pollution Disadvantages of Geothermal energy Best supplies limited to certain areas of the world Start-up costs are expensive Corrosion of pipes can be a problem
13 Wind Wind Tall wind turbines on wind farms can use the power of the wind to generate electricity. Eleven wind farms are now operational in Ireland. These have a combined capacity of 68 MW - enough electricity for over 44,000 homes. Advantages of Wind energy Produces no water or air pollution Farmers can receive an income from any electricity generated and the land can have other uses Wind farms are relatively cheap to build Disadvantages of Wind energy Constant wind is needed The wind farms can have a significant visual impact Wind farms need a lot of land Questions on Renewable Energy 1 The renewable energy sources can vary from area to area. This depends on the type of climate found in the area or the underlying geology or the shape of the land. What types of energy could be used in the following areas: (a) A wet mountainous region with few people. (b) A flat windswept region. (c) A dry, hot region without much vegetation. (d) A flat agricultural region beside a major city. 2 Study the tables below. What is the most important renewable energy source in Ireland? Why do you think that this is source is so important. Be sure to answer fully using information from the tables. 3 What types of renewable energy could be used in the following countries: (a) Mali in West Africa (b) Iceland or Japan (Both are on Plate margins) (c) The Orkney Islands, north of Scotland (d) Norway 4 Look at the advantages and disadvantages of the renewable energy sources and try to decide which have the most benefits and least problems. Why do you think these sources of energy are not used much more than they are? 5 Using the Internet, your textbooks, newspapers and any other sources of information you may have, make a study of renewable energy sources. Are there any in your local area? Many areas have old water wheels or even windmills. What were these used for? Are there any plans to develop renewable energy sources in your area?
14 The Greenhouse Effect The Greenhouse Effect has existed as long as the Earth has had atmosphere. The sun radiates energy as ultra-violet or short wave radiation. This energy travels easily through the atmosphere just as light passes through the glass in a greenhouse. When it reaches the Earth's surface some of the energy is reflected back as infra-red or long wave radiation. This energy is not transmitted as easily as short wave radiation and the atmosphere traps some of the energy. It is the Greenhouse Effect that ensured that conditions were right for human life. Without it, the world's average temperature would be about -18 C, the same temperature as winter in Moscow. The real problem lies with Global Warming. Gases are being released by human activities faster than plants and the sea can absorb these. The more gases that are released the higher the temperature. Carbon Dioxide Carbon Dioxide accounts for 55-60% of the warming effect and 85% of the human production of Carbon Dioxide is the result of fossil fuel burning. About 15% is due to the burning of forests, mainly in places like the Amazon. Although the amount of Carbon Dioxide in the atmosphere is quite small, about 350 parts per million parts of air, it has serious climatic effects. Since 1860 the temperature has risen by about 1 C and could rise by 2 C by And the amount of Carbon Dioxide in the atmosphere is increasing. Table 1 Other Greenhouse Gases Until recently, chlorofluorocarbons (CFC's) accounted for about 25% of the warming effect. In addition they are responsible for the destruction of the Ozone Layer. It is hoped that CFC's will soon be completely phased out. Methane accounts for 15% of Global Warming. The main sources of this gas are the burning of forests, the flatulence of livestock, coal mining and decomposing rubbish. The fact that Ireland has large herds of cattle will make it difficult to reduce the amount of methane it produces. However, if the amount of grass and silage that is fed to the animals is reduced, so will the production of methane. The problem is that this will cause the price of food to rise. The Possible Effects of Global Warming No one is entirely certain what the result of Global Warming will be. Some scientists believe that Ireland will be about 1 C warmer. This would mean that Ireland could also be wetter because warmer air can hold more moisture. The change in temperature would benefit farmers because every 1 C increase in average temperature increases the growing season by about two weeks. Crops like wheat and corn could be grown in more areas. But it is not all good news. As the sea level rises due to melting ice coastal areas could be flooded and coastal erosion could increase. Increased rainfall could cause flooding along many rivers. As most of Ireland's people live along the coast or beside rivers this could be a serious problem in the future. Other problems are shown in Table 2.
15 Table 2 Questions 1. If the sea level rises 1 metre for every 0.5 C, how far has it risen since 1860? How much will it rise by the year 2030? (a) Ireland (b) Western Europe (c) The Pacific Islands (d) Africa 2. Study Table 2. Divide the possible effects in those that are good and those that are bad. Decide whether the benefits of Global Warming are greater than the problems. You should then decide whether we should continue to use fossil fuels based on your decision. 3. If the amount of Greenhouse Gases continues to rise, Global arming will become worse. Working in pairs, decide how the mount of these gases can be reduced 4. One way that each of us can help to reduce the production of Greenhouse Gases is to conserve energy. Try to make a list of the different ways that you can conserve energy in your home and at school.
16 Quizzes Energy Revision, (PDF, 21KB) Word Searches: Word Search, Level 1, (PDF, 22KB) Word Search, Level 2, (PDF, 25KB) Word Search, Level 3, (PDF, 19KB)
17 Energy Revision The s is the source of almost all the energy on the Earth. There are only two types of energy that do not come from the sun. These are n and g energy. The rest come from the sun and all take different amounts of time for that energy to be stored. Some types of energy take very little time to be replaced and these are said to be r. This means that they will never run out. Other types of energy take many m of years to form. This means that they will become scarce and too e to find. There is only a certain amount that can be used. Once that amount is used there will be no more. These types of fuel are said to be n or f. P electricity is formed when sunlight hits solar cells. The sun s energy is converted into electricity. Space s have been powered using solar cells. Recently NASA has been experimenting with a solar powered a. If you get into a car that has been sitting in the sun you will experience the heat energy of d s h. Greenhouses are designed to use this heat. Solar collectors are used in many countries to trap this energy and to heat water. The sun heats the earth and the reflected energy heats the air close to the earth. This air rises and cooler air from nearby areas rushes in to take its place. This moving air is known as w. This energy has been used to sail ships, turn w that pump water or grind grain, or to generate electricity. In the w c, the sun heats water on the Earth s surface. Some of this water evaporates, condenses to form clouds and eventually precipitates as rain or snow. As the water makes its way to the sea along rivers, its energy can be used to turn t that will generate h. Plants trap the sun s energy in the process of photosynthesis. This energy can be used as food or fuel. A fuel is something that stores chemical energy. W releases this energy when it is burnt. Plant energy is called b. G and n energy do not get their energy from the sun. Most of their energy comes from a reactions within the Earth. The most important form of energy used today comes from the remains of dead plants and animals that have formed over millions of years. These are known as the f f and the most common are p, o, c and n g. Word box aeroplane, atomic, biomass, coal, direct solar heat, expensive, finite, fossil fuels, geothermal, hydroelectricity, millions, natural gas, non-renewable, nuclear, peat, photovoltaic, renewable, satellites, sun, turbines, water cycle, wind, windmills, wood
18 Energy Wordsearch 1 N W T A L I A L O O P L O B T L S Y S C P M L X E L I O S W W T L D P B C F C I Z T I R Z B G K D P N S W A E G I D M E C H E E V R E S E R A E G R O M R F L U W V W T C Y L H A A Y C Y W S T U F O M V A E I A B E V Z D E H L P H U W W O D O G I F D Z N F E E N E A R E L B A W E N E R P O N E I R D U C R S J C N O B O R D N A M O N A G U T O N E R R I F H E M E M X Y T I U L M B I J D X G T U T N G F R L N L R Q Z X N U O F D Z E G W N O H P A B M B O E E Z G D D D N T Y H K R K O S I A E Y W K V H V C W B Y C E T K R K H J H E A C I D R A I N E S T J J R Y G V E K Z N O R L C U P K L M P H N I R E O P L X P I V F C U F N E S J M Y S A U O G I A O R K C N O E B Z U B T A L E P L U K L Z U C I K W I S F W P Z C Y C F D X P F E Y A M O Y N G T M A I X J H Q H N O I T A V R E S N O C T L K L L S C D D Z J B M X Y N P G H V Z L V G B M K E R P W G B V D V A B F D E X C Q S O E S N O Y R B T N T N B N R K L Z U I T F C O A L J G O T G I P M H X M A A I B T P E P I R N E I L O T I R O E S X G T T L B N Y E K L D N U K O Z I R C T M A D D C S U O B Q H L R C W F I B V S G V I P A T A W L K R S Q A K I Q N L O A F D C P G R I S T R X K Q A K Find the missing words. RESOURCE FOSSIL FUELS ALTERNATIVE ENERGY RESERVE COAL BIOMASS FINITE OIL FUELWOOD CONSERVATION NATURAL GAS GEOTHERMAL RENEWABLE PEAT HYDROELECTRIC ELECTRICITY BORD NA MONA SOLAR POWER STATION KINSALE TIDAL GLOBAL WARMING MONEYPOINT WIND OZONE HOLE OPEC ACID RAIN WATERFORD
19 Energy Wordsearch 2 N W T A L I A L O O P L O B T L S Y S C P M L X E L I O S W W T L D P B C F C I Z T I R Z B G K D P N S W A E G I D M E C H E E V R E S E R A E G R O M R F L U W V W T C Y L H A A Y C Y W S T U F O M V A E I A B E V Z D E H L P H U W W O D O G I F D Z N F E E N E A R E L B A W E N E R P O N E I R D U C R S J C N O B O R D N A M O N A G U T O N E R R I F H E M E M X Y T I U L M B I J D X G T U T N G F R L N L R Q Z X N U O F D Z E G W N O H P A B M B O E E Z G D D D N T Y H K R K O S I A E Y W K V H V C W B Y C E T K R K H J H E A C I D R A I N E S T J J R Y G V E K Z N O R L C U P K L M P H N I R E O P L X P I V F C U F N E S J M Y S A U O G I A O R K C N O E B Z U B T A L E P L U K L Z U C I K W I S F W P Z C Y C F D X P F E Y A M O Y N G T M A I X J H Q H N O I T A V R E S N O C T L K L L S C D D Z J B M X Y N P G H V Z L V G B M K E R P W G B V D V A B F D E X C Q S O E S N O Y R B T N T N B N R K L Z U I T F C O A L J G O T G I P M H X M A A I B T P E P I R N E I L O T I R O E S X G T T L B N Y E K L D N U K O Z I R C T M A D D C S U O B Q H L R C W F I B V S G V I P A T A W L K R S Q A K I Q N L O A F D C P G R I S T R X K Q A K Answer the following clues to find the words in the word search 1. A soft fossil fuel found in bogs. 2. Energy that blows around us. 3. Something that has an economic use. 4. Ultra-Violet radiation passes through these. 5. Energy not from fossil fuels. 6. A liquid fossil fuel. 7. There is a certain amount and no more. 8. Heat is trapped by various gases in the atmosphere causes this. 9. Energy from hot rocks. 10. A hard black fossil fuel. 11. The name given to the area were Irish gas was discovered. 12. Energy originally from dead plants and animals. 13. Once used there is no more. 14. Energy that is easily useable in the home, e.g. to switch on the lights. 15. Energy from plants. 16. Fossil Fuels are burned here to produce electricity. 17. Energy from water. 18. In charge of Irish peat. 19. Energy from the sun. 20. The organisation that sets oil prices. 21. Looking after the Earth's resources. 22. Oil was found off this Irish town. 23. A resource that never runs out. 24. Many fires and ovens use this gas. 25. The over-heating of the Earth's atmosphere. 26. Energy from water moved by the moon and sun.
20 Energy Wordsearch 3 K H Y Z C P P P K W M Q J B N G W S P D Y W E O D E Y O I H F P O C U A B C U D U L F A Q O C V I D N G A G A L T E R N A T I V E E N E R G Y L G Y D C G O C S R S P D C T E W V A X K T D O U E E N L D O I I N A T R H D K I O A S L A I N Z X N E T O U R O K I C O L M E S K M U I W E H T O E N U U I R E E C D C A F A R O A C M N R V E R R X D T F A P B F P N T U C E H D V T T J Y R L W L O H V L E V T W A E D C X P S I I E R C K F N O I T A T S R E W O P C O D Z K M E E I O I B A T M L S S A M O I B G C O P F Q L L T B H E T I D A L S O N E R V O G W E E C C S X J F O S Y C R B S D K J D N I W W I I M A N B O R D N A M O N A A Z H R O G Y M Word Box ALTERNATIVE ENERGY RENEWABLE BIOMASS GEOTHERMAL HYDROELECTRIC PEAT BORD NA MONA SOLAR TIDAL WIND CONSERVATION NON-RENEWABLE FINITE COAL OIL WATERFORD OPEC NATURALGAS KINSALE POWER STATION ELECTRICITY RESOURCE
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key message: Fossil fuels are becoming scarce and are non-renewable. We need to use renewable sources of energy which are less damaging to the environment. SESE Curriculum Link: Content Strand Environmental
TITLE: TOPIC: FIELD TRIP TO A POWER PLANT - A Reading Guide Energy and the sources of energy used in power plants GRADE LEVEL: Secondary CONTENT STANDARD: Earth and Space Science CONTENT OBJECTIVE: For
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What Is Integrated Solid Waste Management? This fact sheet provides an overview of options for managing solid waste, identifies the important issues you should consider when planning for solid waste management,
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PAMUN XV ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE PROMOTING THE MOVEMENT TOWARDS RENEWABLE RESOURCES OF ENERGY Introduction of Topic Currently non-renewable resources make up 85% of the world's energy consumption; a major
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ANALYZING ENERGY Lesson Concepts: Students will analyze the advantages and disadvantages of nine different energy sources. They will use their knowledge to predict what would happen if the world did not
Did You Know? Because natural gas is colorless, odorless, and tasteless, mercaptan (a chemical that smells like sulfur) is added before distribution, to give it a distinct unpleasant odor (it smells like
ENERGY PRODUCING SYSTEMS SOLAR POWER INTRODUCTION Energy from the sun falls on our planet on a daily basis. The warmth of the sun creates conditions on earth conducive to life. The weather patterns that
Introduction The way of life that we Americans take for granted every day depends upon a stable and abundant supply of affordable energy. Energy shortages can quickly affect our everyday lives and harm
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The rock cycle This Revision looks at the three types of rock: sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic. It looks at how they are formed, the weathering of rocks and the way one form of rock turns into another,
Great Energy Debate Game Students evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of the major energy sources in an innovative debate format. SUBJECT AREAS Science Social Studies Math Language Arts? s s STUDENT
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Rain is very important for life. All living things need water to live, even people. Rain brings us the water we need. But in many places in the world even where you live, rain has become a menace. Because
DESCRIPTION In this lesson plan, students learn about the carbon cycle and understand how concentrations of carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) in the Earth s atmosphere vary as the seasons change. Students also learn
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reflect Imagine that a student in your school fell down and is having difficulty breathing. Sirens wail as an ambulance pulls into the school parking lot. The emergency workers rush over to help the student.
EXPLORATION Where and Why Does the Wind Blow? Examine the map and the key. Most sources say that areas with annual average wind speeds greater than 6.5 meters per second at 80-100 m are suitable for utility
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CLIMATE, WATER & LIVING PATTERNS NAME THE SIX MAJOR CLIMATE REGIONS DESCRIBE EACH CLIMATE REGION TELL THE FIVE FACTORS THAT AFFECT CLIMATE EXPLAIN HOW THOSE FACTORS AFFECT CLIMATE DESCRIBE HOW CLIMATES
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Set 1 The people Write it down By the water Who will make it? You and I What will they do? He called me. We had their dog. What did they say? When would you go? No way A number of people One or two How
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Renewable Energy Research Georgia Power and Southern Company have been active in renewable energy research for many years. Over the last five years we have invested six million dollars in renewable energy