Renewable energy conversation questions

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Renewable energy[edit | edit source]

  • How many types of renewable energy can you think of?
  • Consider the following types of renewable energy. Every type of energy has some positive and negative impact on the environment. All the following have a significant global advantage in that they reduce carbon dioxide production. However they may have local negative impacts. What are the positive and negative impacts of each one?
  • Wind power.
  • Dams. Hydroelectric energy.
  • Wave power.
  • Tidal power.
  • Geothermal power.
  • Solar power.
  • Biomass.
  • What help, if any, should governments give to help the establishment of renewable energy production?
  • Would you be prepared to take a job in renewable energy so that you could help to save the planet even though it paid less than a job in a polluting industry?
  • Would you be prepared to pay more for energy produced from a renewable source?

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