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Oil and Natural Gas

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Oil And Natural Gas

Advantages
Oil and natural gas are found in lots of places in the world.
We can transport oil and gas in pipes and by using tankers or ships.
Disadvantages
Environmental damage can be caused when building the rig and by accidental oil spillages.

Oil and gas are not renewable, so once the supplies are used, they will run out.

Burning these fuels releases greenhouse gases into the air. This may add to global warming.
Coal
Advantages
Coal can be found in lots of places in the world and there is still plenty in the UK.

Coal can be easily transported to the power stations.

Coal is a relatively cheap energy source.
Disadvantages
Coal can be found in lots of places in the world and there is still plenty in the UK.

Coal can be easily transported to the power stations.

Coal is a relatively cheap energy source.

Nuclear
Advantages
Nuclear fuel does not make harmful greenhouse gases.

You only need a very small amount of nuclear fuel to make a lot of energy
Disadvantages
Nuclear fuel does not make harmful greenhouse gases.

You only need a very small amount of nuclear fuel to make a lot of energy

Wind
Advantages
Wind is free and will not run out so the cost is in building the wind turbine.

Wind power generation does not create greenhouse gases

There are very few safety risks with wind turbines
Disadvantages
We can only use wind turbines in areas where there is a lot of wind. Sometimes there may be days where there is little wind.

We need a lot of turbines to make a lot of electricity.

Some people don’t like the way wind turbines look, they...

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