Energy Resource Essays

  • Energy Resources and Environmental Impact

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    Energy Resources and Environmental Impact We have in our possession, a variety of energy resources that can be used to replace, some of the more harmful fuels utilized today. Nevertheless, even with all these options we have yet to make a certified effort in the upgrading of our current systems of energy production. Of course this in many ways is tied to politics and economic issues. Yet it is my passionate belief that these should not over power that which is ultimately more important which

  • Energy Resources: Switzerland

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    Energy Resources: Switzerland Electricity production: Hydropower and nuclear energy account for 95% of Switzerland’s electricity production with 56% of electricity production coming from hydropower and 39% from nuclear power. Hydropower, obtained from the energy produced by moving water, is widely used in Switzerland due to the country’s topography and high levels of rainfall. There are 556 hydropower plants in Switzerland with the majority of hydroelectricity production coming from mountainous

  • Solar Energy: The Ultimate Renewable Energy Resource

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    fossil fuels as our main energy source has two drawbacks: their inevitable depletion and the pollution associated with combustion. These two drawbacks in addition to the growing concern of global warming has pushed for the development of more sustainable sources of energy, namely solar energy and its derivatives (i.e. wind power). Solar energy is appealing for its potential to meet all our demands, while proving to be a pollution free resource.(Bohn, 2009) Solar energy originates from the thermonuclear

  • Non-Depletable Energy Resources

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    Non-Depletable Energy Resources Today, much of the world’s energy comes from the processing of fossil fuels like oil, natural gas, and coal. These fossil fuels, however, will not last forever. Fossil fuel supplies are slowly but surely dwindling in numbers and one day we will run out. We need to find different ways to generate energy. Another reason to find different ways to generate energy is that the burning and processing of fossil fuels emit NOx, SOx, CO2, and other particulate matter

  • Renewable and Nonrewable Energy Resources

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    Nonrewable Energy Resources Energy is used as part of everyday lives and can be used in one form or another. Energy is about doing work and it is all around us. Animals need energy to live and machines need energy to work. Energy exists in many forms, such as: - Light - Heat - Electrical - Mechanical - Atomic - Chemical-etc. There are different types of energy resources. They go into two groups, which are Non-renewable and Renewable. NON-RENEWABLE ENERGY RESOURCES ==============================

  • Geothermal Energy: Non Renewable Resources

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    Geothermal Energy What is a Resource? Outline the features of a resource that would classify as non-renewable A resource is a benefiting source or supply from which energy is produced. Non-renewable resources are not easily replenished by the environment, and are unsustainable economic extractions for energy that won’t last the extent of humanity's time-frame. These include fossil fuels such as oil, natural gas and coal, as these take many billions of years to form, and cannot be replenished quickly

  • Alternative Energy Resources and Human Dependence on Oil

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    Alternative Energy Resources and Human Dependence on Oil Introduction The modern world is fuelled by oil (Youngquest, 1998). This reality has brought tremendous changes and developments that is continuously transforming the modern period, changing its lifestyles and economies in the last 200 years. However, these changes do not only paved for modernization and development, but it has also paved for the environmental crisis that the world is now facing (Bodley, 2008). Environmental crisis refers

  • Kerogen Types and Unconventional Energy Resources

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    and gas and which types of unconventional resources it can form. It makes up four different types that are each prone to mature into a certain form of petroleum product. Type I is dominantly oil prone, Type II can generate both oil and gas, and Type II is mainly a gas generating kerogen. Type IV is considered “dead oil” and does not generate any producible hydrocarbon. The three main producible types can be seen in many different unconventional resources in which this report discusses some of the

  • Population and Global Warming

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    humans use to harness energy change the face of the environment around us. When the industrial revolution began, I am sure that no one thought that the innovation taking place could potentially be the cause of a huge change in our surroundings. People were just doing what they thought was the best course of action at that time: the new utilization of resources for the growing population. Unfortunately, we have not retained the same sense of well being. The shift in energy resources allowed for an increased

  • Cold Fusion

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    when the quick promise of easy energy didn’t materialize, most quickly forgot the subject. Little is said about the continuing research in the scientific community to further our understanding of the free energy enigma. Is it science fiction, on the border of legitamete science, or is it a practical field worthy of serious attention? Cold Fusion is the merging of two dissimilar metal hydrides. The process is exothermic, and can generate energy in one of two ways. Energy can be input in to a system and

  • light pollution

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    street, I think there are certainly some solutions for protecting our natural environment while we can also use the lights at the same time. To admire the beautiful stars in the sky instead of looking at it in a picture, we can start to save energy resources by cutting off some unnecessary lights such as commercial building lights, outdoor residential lights, and by using shielded light to reduce the amount of light that we use in certain areas. Light pollution is when sky glow produced by the scattering

  • Humans are a Cancer of the Earth

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    Unrestrained Growth: Over the past two thousand years, the entire human population has displayed J-shaped growth, a model that demonstrates no leveling of growth rate in the proximate future (Southwick, 159). Through estimates of agricultural and energy resource cons... ... middle of paper ... ...ntel's argument against the invincibility of the tech fix is thus more persuasive than Hern's perspective on the matter. This weakness in Hern's argument, however, does not rob his argument of its validity

  • The Devastating Effects of Overpopulation

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    The Devastating Effects of Overpopulation Imagine living in a world where darkness reigns continually due to a dense cover of toxic air pollution which blocks most sunlight.  Starvation and death from the lack of energy resources is widespread and the people who have not perished yet live packed together, in overcrowded communities surrounded by waste and filth.  This grotesque picture of future life on earth may seem far-fetched but with the continued rise in population and the abuse of our

  • Rosalind Franklin

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    Eventually, her father gave in and agreed to pay her tuition. Franklin would later prove to be worth her education. 	As Rosalind Franklin was pursuing her degree World War II raged. She focused her research on coal, the most efficient use of energy resources. Five papers on the subject were published before Franklin¡¯s 26th birthday. Further, Franklin had given up her fellowship to become a physical chemist at the British Coal Utilization Research Association at age 22. She was indeed an efficient

  • The Sun Will Rise Over Moldova

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    from a command to a market economy, and the life of the society is directly associated with the fluctuations in financial need. People have a hard time. Sometimes there is no heat in winter, or the salary is not paid on time. There are limited energy resources, so it is common not to have electricity certain hours or gas for cooking. It is strange for people to think it is better somewhere, and the movies and TV shows about the United States seem like a far, impossible reality. I dreamed about it.

  • Exploring Fairmount Energy: A Natural Resources Giant

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    Fairmount Energy Inc. Fairmount Energy was established on April 1st, 2002 in Calgary, Alberta and is an energy company that focuses on natural resources such as oil and gas. Fairmount Energy’s main purpose is to acquire petroleum, natural gas, and natural gas liquids. In the year 2004, Fairmount Energy’s shares were given the stock symbol FMT and were added to the Toronto Stock Exchange. The company receives auditing services from Deloitte & Touche LLP (D. Touche, 2004). Furthermore, Fairmount

  • NT1310 Unit 7: Energy Resources and Environmental Pollution

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    will affect the country’s future use of coal, nuclear power, and energy from the sun and wind because we will have to start using different forms of energy other than natural gas and oil. We are constantly using natural gas and oil because the demand is growing. As the demand grows, so does the use of these energy forms. Also, our environment is being degraded by this constant use of natural gas and oil. The process of getting these energy forms in our hands is polluting our waters because to extract

  • Solutions to Global Warming

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    this danger, we have to reduce the consumption of energy and use the alternative energy resources. If we calculate the present energy price, alternative energy must be more expensive than fossil fuels. However if we consider the negative price which is caused by global warming, this result might be different. Now I would like to propose some solutions: (1) reduce the use of fossil fuels; (2) find alternative energy resources; (3) recycle usable resources; (4) planting trees to help combat global warming

  • Compact Flourescent Lamp and the Environment

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    (CFL) is the most energy efficient light bulb on the market. In the beginning, consumers had resistance toward the CFL. With governmental support in establishing energy-efficient lighting programs, the CFL have been able to stay in the market and improve throughout the years. Introduction With the advances in technology today, we are able to produce a variety of energy-efficient products, one of which is the compact fluorescent lamp (CFL). Having come a long way from the energy-absorbing incandescents

  • The Impact of Buildings on the Environment

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    problems lies in our continually increasing use of non-renewable energy resources. Most of our electricity is created from fossil fuels and burning coal, and the emissions from these power plants are deadly to our environment in the long run. While development of new renewable energy resources is vital to our ability to protect the environment, in order to truly succeed, we must reduce our current energy use. Much of the energy use we once attributed to the industrial and commercial sectors is