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Is the world running out of energy?

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´╗┐Is the world running out of energy? Introduction Energy is a source of usable power, such as petroleum or coal. Energy lights cities, powers our vehicles, warms homes, cooks food, plays music and powers machinery in factories. We use energy to do nearly everything that we do in our lives. China uses the most energy but has a very large population. The majority of the electricity we use is made from fossil fuels- coal, natural gas and oil. Some of the electricity we use is from nuclear fission power plants. The rest of the electricity comes from renewable sources such as hydroelectric plants, wind turbines and solar panels. An average person in the USA uses 600 times more energy than an average Ethiopian. The USA uses 80% of the energy China does but has a population a quarter of their size. The wealthier parts of the world generally use more energy than the poorer parts of the world. ...read more.


The water used is also used for rice paddies so they can only use the water for electricity at night. The electricity is used at night for lights and has allowed the women in the village to learn how to read and write at night classes. The teachers want electricity in the day so that they can use projectors and lights to help students learn. If they have electricity in the day they could use it for electric tools in school to do more work in their woodwork lessons. China China is located in Eastern Asia, between North Korea and Vietnam. China is the largest country in the world by population. It is the biggest producer of coal and also the biggest consumer of coal. China has built the world?s largest dam on the third largest river in the world. It produced 1/9 of the energy that China needed when it was built. ...read more.


They also produce ash which has turned a lake next the main coal power station black. The people in Bulgaria aim to remove the sulphur dioxide from their flue gases in the main power station. Conclusion The world is not running out of energy because people continue to find new sources of energy to replace the old sources of energy. When fossil fuels run out society will have to have already made a viable alternative to fossil fuels to keep the society working. If no viable alternatives are discovered then society as we know it will be changed until we can find an alternative source of energy. To help meet our increasing energy needs in the future we could use renewable sources of energy as a main fuel. This would need to be implemented as soon as possible to get it working before we run out of fossil fuels. People could also reduce their energy consumption to extend the life of the remaining fossil fuels and give us more time to make an alternative fuel source. ...read more.

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