| Fossil Fuel: Natural Gas
| Renewable resource: Wind Power
| Describe this resource
| Natural Gas in a Hydrocarbon gas that is naturally occurring. It consists of mostly methane and is used as fuel for some vehicles and heating the home.
| Wind power is one of the cleanest sources of electricity. It usually involves a fan that spins, and the energy is transported to a generator.
| Advantages of this resource (include at least two)
| 1. Very abundant underground.2. Is cleaner than most other fossil fuels like gasoline and coal.
| 1. Clean energy that is abundant in windy areas.2. Can help cut down on greenhouse gases to make people healthier.
| Disadvantages of this resource (include at least two)
| 1. Burns dirty and is attributed with Carbon-Dioxide.2. Very flammable and explosive near flame sources.
| 1. If the area is not windy, there will be no energy transformed.2. Can be expensive to start off.
| How does collecting this resource effect the environment?
| The gas is found underground and can destroy many habitats.
| It could kill multiple birds that fly through the region.
| How does using this resource effect the environment?
| Using this resource makes plenty of green gases that can harm the environment and can increase the temperature of the Earth.
| There are few if not any consequences of usage.
| Compare the cost of both resources. Which is more expensive to create? Which is more expensive to use?
| Natural Gas is one of the cheapest forms form energy. So the wind is more expensive to use.
| The General Electric Company makes a turbine that costs 1.5 million dollars. To use is just the cost of maintenance.
| What technology is involved in gathering or using this resource?
| Natural Gas has to be drilled from the ground.
| There needs to be constant maintenance of the machine to keep it running and there has to keep generator maintenance.
| How do we use this resource to generate electricity?
| It is burned.
| With the spinning...
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