Energy resources and electricity generation

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Energy resources and electricity generation

  1. 1. Energy Resources and Electricity Generation By Prime Minister
  2. 2. Different Types of Energy Resources • Fossil Fuels • Nuclear power • Solar power • Wind power • Tidal Power • Hydroelectric power • Pumped storage • Wave power • Geothermal power
  3. 3. Tidal Power
  4. 4. Introduction • The tide moves a large amount of water twice each day and provides quite a lot of energy- about twenty percent of Britain’s needs. • There are about 8 sites in Britain where tidal power stations could be built for example - the Severn Dee, Solway and Humber estuaries.
  5. 5. The energy of the tide comes from the gravitational pull of the Moon and Sun and the rotation of the earth.
  6. 6. Advantages- (cost) • Once you have built the tide turbine, tidal power is free which means it is a very cheap resource • A key advantage is that it is cheap to maintain
  7. 7. Advantages- (Environmental) • It does not have a bad output onto the environment since it produces no greenhouse gases or other waste • Also good for the environment, offshore turbines and turbines do not have a large environmental impact.
  8. 8. Other Advantages • It requires no fuel • It’s production of electricity is very reliable • It is a renewable source!
  9. 9. A few Disadvantages • Unfortunately ,it only provides power for approximately 10 hours each day, when the tide is actually moving in or out. • Only a few estuaries are suitable to build the tide turbines • It may have a negative impact on wildlife for example it may damage habitats for wildlife.

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