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    the people who inhabit it. Earthquakes have the ability the level buildings to ground and in some cases in can cause a tsunami. In Japan there is a nuclear power plant in Fukushima Daiichi that was unable to withstand the strength of the natural occurrences and caused a meltdown of its core reactors. The goal of this paper is to inform readers of a general history…

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    Both sources of power have a cost. The largest nuclear power plant in the world is Tokyo Electric Power Co's (TEPCO) or also know as the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Nuclear Power Plant. The largest solar power farm in the world is the Olmedilla Photovoltaic Park, Spain. Nuclear power and solar power are both a power source. They have many similarities and differences, but solar power is is still a better source. Both Nuclear and Solar are power sources for humans, but solar power is more convenient that…

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    Negative Consequences Of Lead/Acid Battery

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    The available technology points toward the use of lead/acid batteries to supply the power for ZEVs. The negative consequences associated with lead/acid batteries are numerous. For example, lead/acid batteries contain a large amount of lead. When the life of the battery is lost, the disposal of the lead within the battery must be dealt with appropriately. An analysis by researchers at Carnegie-Mellon found that the mass production of electric cars using lead/acid battery packs would exponentially…

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    Environmental Quality as a Social Problem When we speak of environmental quality, we are speaking about the quality of our total environment, not just the natural environment. “Environmental quality is the measure of the health of that environment itself (including the plants and animals it supports), and of the effects it has on the health, comfort, and psychological state of the people that inhabit it.” We all agree that the environment people live in has a noticeable effect on their health,…

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    Nuclear power, which generates a fifth of our nation 's energy supply, has been around since the early 1940’s (NEI). While there are conflicting opinions on this topic, thorough analysis through the historical and ethical lenses justify its uses. Nuclear power is morally acceptable and has a long positive historical record. The benefits of nuclear power outweigh its risks, and the public should view this as a viable future energy source. Nuclear began to fully emerge into modern society as of…

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    Nuclear Energy In this report the only form of nuclear energy that will be discussed is sodium cooled Fast Neutron/breeder Reactors (FNR). Nuclear reactors work by the fission of a heavy element, most commonly Uranium-235 (U-235) into two smaller elements through the bombardment of the atom with a neutron. With the fission of the heavier element along with the production of two lighter elements, high energy photons (gamma radiation) and neutrons are also released. The neutron produced causes a…

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    pollution resulting from the traditional use of solid fuels, such as fuelwood and charcoal” (1). According to World Energy Outlook of the IEA, globally over 1.3 billion people are unacquainted to the access to electricity and 2.6 billion people are without clean cooking facilities (2). Target 2: It emphasizes on the increase of the share of renewable sources of energy in the overall global energy production. Renewable energy sources can be measured on the basis of power generated. It was…

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    The Hope for Nuclear Energy as a Source of Power Introduction It is a true fact that the world’s population is ever increasing and as a result, there is a consequent increase in the demand for energy to serve the needs of this fast growing populace, especially in the developed countries. Crude oil, natural gas, coal and other fossil fuels have been in use as an energy source for a long period but the fact that they are relatively expensive and emit greenhouse gases into the atmosphere when burnt…

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    civilizations, it is needed energy to power their development. Nowadays, we count with powerful sources of energy, fossil-based fuels, which have been highly effective but pollutant since they were discovered. Moreover, alternative energy sources such wind and solar have appeared to complement fossil- based fuels in order to cover our demanding economies’ energy needs and lessen their impact in the environment. However, there is still an even more potent kind of energy that should be thought of…

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    why hydro-power is influential in supporting a movement towards using renewable energy. Solar Power Solar power is a form of renewable energy that is beneficial to the consumer. The government is well aware of the public’s concern to reduce high energy cost while the overall need for energy has increased. It is argued that switching to solar power will cost the consumer more and also be more of an embarrassment for them to have bulky technology attached to their homes. However, this statement…

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