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organic material made from plants and animals
biomass
use of water to generate electricity
hydropower
able to be recycled or replenished in a short period of time
renewable
engine with large blades
turbine
most widely used renewable energy source
hydropower
biomass includes: (4)
plants, animals, animal waste, paper trash
largest disadvantage of wind power?
can only generate electricity when the wind is blowing
the amount of sunlight that reaches earth's surface depends on:
location, time of day, time of year, weather
hydropower uses __________ of water to generate electricity
kinetic energy
disadvantage of hydropower
damage to ecosystems
disadvantages of biomass
some pollution, damage to ecosystems
compound of carbon and hydrogen
methane
unable to be recycled or replenished in a short period of time
nonrenewable
biggest source of electricity in the us comes from burning ______
coal
when burned, coal releases _______
co2, sulfur, nitrogen oxide
both coal and oil _________
have to mined underground
oil is made of _____________
buried remains of plants and animals
common use of oil
gas
natural gas
heating homes
coal
electricity
nonrenewable energy sources:
can eventually be used up
what are some of the harmful effects of producing and using fossil fuels? (4)
habitat destruction, pollution, add to greenhouse effect, water pollution
Many household products are made using ____ and ________
oil, natural gas