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Transcript of Fossil Fuels
and Izack Kastiel
Is this source renewable or nonrenewable?
Petroleum, Nuclear energy and coal are all non-renewable because there is no cycle to reproduce coal, Nuclear energy and petroleum so we have no way of renewing these Fossil Fuels. What nonrenewable means is that there is no way to renew the energies we are focusing on.
How is electricity generated from this source?
Coal is generated by burning it and the steam is used to turn a turbine that is connected to a generator. Natural gas is generated by burning it and then used to boil water and the steam is used to turn a turbine that is connected to a generator. Oil is generated the same way as coal and natural gas.
Where is it being used and where could it be used?
It is used everywhere in BC. Since we have to use gas stations and it powers our cars. In the map to the left you can see the Fossil Fuel consumption. You can see that Russia consumes the most Fossil Fuels, but Fuel and other natural gases can be used by any other country in the world. Gt CO2 stands for gigatons, that is one billion tons. Russia emits two hundred fifty billion tons of CO2.
Disadvantages and advantages Using fossil fuels
What is Samson's and Izack's opinion about the use of fossil fuels? Is the a resource we should use or we shouldn't?
Izack- I think that using Fossil Fuels are quite resourceful but is very dangerous so we really shouldn't be using it.
Good availability, simple to make heat and energy , not expensive but could raise and surprise everybody, and easily allocated although sometimes hard to get. It costs 3.28 for natural gas per kWh and 0.45 per kWh for carbon tax.
Creates global warming, creates acid rain and can have some usage limits to different types of oil.
What are fossil fuels used for?
Fossil fuels are used to fuel cars and airplanes and to power electricity plants, and heat our homes. They are also used to make medicines and cosmetics, artificial fabrics, and lubricants. Toothpaste is made from oil Shoes are made from oil. Sunglasses, tires, tennis balls and TV’s are all made of oil and gas.
Samson- I think that fossil fuels are very useful because it is cheap and there is lots of it but it it very polluting and kills animals. I think that we should use it.