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Clean Energy Production in the UAE Essay

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Clean Energy Production Essay Our world relies on fossil fuels because it is very essential to our day-to-day life. Fossil fuels, which are hydrocarbon formed with in the top layer of crust, these are non-renewable resources because they apprehend million of years to form. In the UAE electricity generation remains largely dependence on fossil fuels approximately 70% of electricity currently being generated using coal, natural gas and petroleum product. Coal is the most carbon intensive of the fossil fuel. Its is not surprising that the electricity generation stands as a top contributor to global carbon emission, according to the international energy agency electricity generation currently counts for approximately 50 % of global carbon emission . UAE needs to change the habit of sustaining time in the creation of new alternative fossil fuels. In my research I have found that fossil fuels, like crude oil or petroleum will only last approximately thirty to forty more years this means, we must find the solution and must find the answer to this major question facing our world especially the UAE. It is a good idea to replace fossil fuels now due to the environmental issues, when the fossil fuels burns they release gases into the atmosphere such as carbon dioxide which causes pollution as well as green house effect. ...read more.


When compared to the fossil fuel waste, the nuclear waste which occurs due to the production of nuclear power is not only small in quantity but also remains confined so as not to affect anyone in its surroundings. This turns out to be one of the main benefits of nuclear power and why The UAE should start considering it, as compared to the chemical waste like arsenic, mercury or poisonous gases which cause global warming, acid rain and smog. Nuclear power is safe and even though there have been a number of serious accidents, such as in Japan and Chernobyl, these are sporadic incidents when compared to the rate of accidents which occur in fossil fuel industries, coal mines and gas pipelines which have a history of eruption. One of the main benefits of nuclear power is that it is an extremely reliable source of power because most nuclear reactors have a life cycle of 40 years which can be easily extended further for 20 more years. Nuclear power commonly uses an isotope of uranium. This is the only isotope of any element that can sustain chain reactions which occurs naturally. ...read more.


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