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    Hydroelectric Power Earth Science By Austin Edwards Hydroelectric power was one of the first power sources of power used. It is used by the powerful flow of water currents. The first dam ever created for the use of hydroelectric power was built on September 30th, 1882, in Appleton Wisconsin. After that dam, over 2,044 billion-kilowatt hours are being produced each and everyday in all parts of the world. Starting out not being very popular, its production has steadily increased over the years. The

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    Renewable Power Policy and Hydroelectric Dams There has been much controversy over changes in the environment due to the placement of hydroelectric dams, and also due to the pollution caused by other power plants which use non-renewable sources of energy. The arguments which come from certain groups against both sides seem rather strange. The purpose of this paper is to explore the environmental and other effects from both energy sources, and the arguments which are presented by different

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    Together nuclear power plants and hydroelectric dams provide about 50% of the power generated for the United States doing so in a clean and efficient manner. Both systems have their ups and down, radiation and disrupting ecosystems for example, but their benefits far outweigh the small risks and problems they create. We have progressed in leaps and bounds in power development making these two much safer and efficient than most other ways to generate electricity. Hydroelectric dams create a substantial

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    Introduction: Sayano – Shushenskaya Hydroelectric power station is located on the Yenisei River, near Saynogorsk in Khakassia. It was the largest hydroelectric power station in Russia and the sixth- largest hydroelectric power station in the world before. Construction started in 1968 taking 10 years for it to be built and opening in 1978. The plant was designed by the Leningrad. After the fall of the Soviet Union the Station was privatized with RAO UES becoming the main shareholder. RusHydro operated

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    Hydroelectric Power

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    Hydroelectric Power The idea of electricity started around 500 B.C. as the Greek philosopher Thales experimented with amber, a fossilized tree sap, by rubbing it and observing that it starts to attract certain types of materials, this is the first documented study of static electricity. In 1646 the term electricity was coined by Walter Charlton to describe the attraction of the different materials. Throughout the 1700's many advancements in the study of electricity were made to include the idea

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    Are Solar, Hydroelectric, and Wind Power Conceivable Alternatives to Fossil Fuels in the Future? Abstract: Fossils fuels are diminishing. Other, possibly more environmentally safe, energy sources are needed to replace them. The purpose of this study was to examine closely the three most common renewable energy sources—solar, wind, and hydroelectric power—as a solution to the “energy problem” of today and possibly the energy crisis of the future. However, solar and wind energy account for

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    electricity is the basic idea of production. Electrical energy is generated from different kinds of power plants. These plants can be put into three groups; hydroelectric power plants, thermal power plants and nuclear power plants. Hydroelectric power plants are used the potential energy of water. Thermal power plants are used the non-renewable energy sources such as oil, coal and natural gas and the nuclear power plants are used the radioactive elements for generating electricity. Depending on progress

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    Let's Build Environment-Friendly Dams

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    Back in town, many adults are happy about the building of the dam. The hydroelectric power is cheap, and the economy is booming. Tourists, coming to boat on the lake, have brought a great amount of money to town, and fresh produce from the irrigated fields is pouring into the grocery store. 'Life is better since the dam was built,' you can read in their eyes. The debate over what to do about large hydroelectric dams has raged in the United States since 1935 and the construction of the

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    through many new programs in order to help fix the problems of the depression. One of these programs being the TVA (Tennessee Valley Authority), which was established to create dams on the Tennessee River providing desperately needed jobs and hydroelectric power to the surrounding area. Roosevelt established many more programs with many different intentions. Some of these programs like the AAA (Agricultural Adjustment Act), which was created to raise farm produce prices. This particular program paid

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    It's Time to Drain Lake Powell

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    canyons, was flooded for the purpose of power and water resources. ‘Lake’ Powell also generates an enormous cash flow due to the tourism it receives. Although the ‘lake’ has a few reasons to remain in existence, there are many more reasons to drain it. The positive aspects of ‘Lake’ Powell are few yet noteworthy. Glen Canyon Dam’s hydroelectric power-plant generates one thousand three hundred mega watts of electricity at full operation. That is enough power to supply three hundred fifty thousand

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