Access over 20 million homework & study documents
search

Energy & Fuels Presentation

Content type

User Generated

Subject

Environmental Science

Type

Presentation

Rating

Showing Page:
1/49

Sign up to view the full document!

lock_open Sign Up
Showing Page:
2/49

Sign up to view the full document!

lock_open Sign Up
Showing Page:
3/49

Sign up to view the full document!

lock_open Sign Up
End of Preview - Want to read all 49 pages?
Access Now

Unformatted Attachment Preview

Energy & Fuels Renewable vs. Nonrenewable • Renewable energy resources – energy resources that are plentiful, clean, and which are available in constant supply or can be replenished within a human lifetime. Ex: Wood • Nonrenewable energy resources – energy resources from the remains of ancient organisms that exist in limited amounts, that are known to cause pollution, and that take longer than a human lifetime to replenish. Ex: Ancient fossil remains Energy Resources • • • • • • • • • Oil Coal Natural gas Nuclear energy Hydroelectric power Solar energy Wind power Geothermal energy Biomass energy Red = nonrenewable resource Yellow = either Green = renewable resource Nonrenewable Energy Petroleum • A liquid and gaseous mixture of hydrocarbons from the remains of ancient organisms trapped within earth’s crust • Also called crude oil (an unusable form of petroleum) • Heating oil in homes, cars Conventional Accounts of Fossil Fuel Formation Location of Petroleum & Gas Deposits https://www.ceoe.udel.edu/oilspill/crudeoil.html Fracking • Stands for hydraulic fracturing • A process of drilling into the earth’s crust, using explosives to create cracks in the underlying shale, and extracting the oil that subsequently leaks out • Has been a big controversial issue because of it effecting drinking water. Other’s say it’s a convenient way of getting oil How Fracking Might Cause Contamination Coal • Carbonized pla ...
Purchase document to see full attachment
User generated content is uploaded by users for the purposes of learning and should be used following Studypool's honor code & terms of service.

Anonymous
Really useful study material!

Studypool
4.7
Trustpilot
4.5
Sitejabber
4.4