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    Coal power plants are one of the top polluting sources of carbon dioxide in the world, just behind vehicle emissions. The article ‘Coal power: pollution, politics, and profits’ states that the “Negative health effects on the nearby human population, plant life, and wildlife have been hard to quantify precisely and thoroughly, and are generally not included in the cost of coal power to the consumer” (Laskowski). Due to this, the general population is not aware of how destructive this power source…

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    in our generation we have more conscious people understanding that the environment cannot survive if we keep polluting. Natural gas is the cleanest burning hydrocarbon and Shell produces the lowest CO2 biofuels and one-tenth the air pollutants that coal uses. Shell is huge in Brazil and is known for being a biofuel company but in the United States we are known as Shell Oil & Gas. Another genius move for Shell is when Shell merged with Raízen which is much known for making ethanol from sugar cane…

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    This is where the carbon tax comes in. The carbon tax would impose an excise levy on fossil fuels that emit CO2 as a system to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. How the carbon tax would work is that it will put a monetary price on the cost of CO2 emissions on our economy. Since the carbon tax is a commodity tax, it would raise the price of energy…

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    Clean Energy for Chile: Solar Power for a Better Tomorrow Energy is a powerful resource that is used everywhere like in electrical energy that is cultivated daily. Many places in our current generation are running out of energy and are in a deficit of energy just like Chile. There have been players in the field that have attempted to find a solution for the energy problem. Some of them include HidroAysén and International Rivers Network, which through much debate have proven that more Hydropower…

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    and selenium all coming from different forms of coal, how do we prevent these pollutants? As well, one must remember the problem with carbon emissions. Coal is anywhere from 35 to 86% carbon (Fox, 2014). This produces dangerous greenhouse gases that lead to rising ocean currents, ocean acidification, and rising yearly average temperatures. All of these effects are detrimental to the delicate ecosystems and humanity. Natural gas is just as bad as coal when it comes to the production of greenhouse…

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    Should the UK move towards wind energy as its primary energy source? As fossil fuels are finite, wind energy is looked at as an alternative source of energy. Wind energy produces renewable energy through the extraction of air flow to create energy. Currently, the UK is the sixth largest producer of wind energy in the world (Global Wind Energy Outlook, 2014), however the questions remains whether the UK should continue to invest in wind power compared to other renewable sources of energy. The…

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    What is global Warming? Global Warming is the increase of Earth’s average surface temperature due to the effect of greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide from burning fossil fuels or deforestation, which trap heat that wouldn’t stay on the Earth otherwise. This is a really big issue for the planet because it’s said that by the time a baby born today is 80 years old, the world will be 6 and a half degrees warmer than it is now. Main causes of climate change (human) People are constantly adding…

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    Global Warming happens when the Earths surface temperature increases due to the greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide have on the ozone layer. These emissions come from the burning of fossil fuels, such as gasoline from cars, or deforestation. This process traps unwanted heat that would otherwise leave the earth, causing a rise in temperature. Global Warming can affect the temperature and weather of the earth and cause many devastating consequences all around the world. The most common greenhouse…

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    Vehicle-to-grid (V2G) is one power technology of those attractive new energy storage technologies. It aggregated those vehicles with battery (Hybrid electric vehicles, battery electric vehicles, and plug- in hybrid electric vehicles) into the grid as a distributed resource of energy load, storage and generation device. It is not only adding the ability to deliver power from vehicle to the grid, but also can apply the power flow (Lund & Kempton, 2008). V2G technology provides potential solutions…

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    Current Knowledge on the Problem Nowadays, people use fuel as a source of energy which helps them improve their economic well-being and living status. However, its usage has come with a cost because its burning and continued popularity is a major factor contributing to global warming (IPPC). It also has a negative impact on the economy. In its composition, only 565 gigatons out of 2765 of carbon dioxide contained in the fossils is burnt before its negative effects on the globe turn irreversible…

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