Physics 6 Tutorial 12 - Non-renewable and Renewable Energy Sources

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Summary

In this tutorial, after consideration of fossil fuels, we will go on to look at alternative ways to provide the energy in our energy hungry lifestyle.  We need to find ways of producing such energy in a sustainable way.  We look at wind and water power.  We then go on to consider how nuclear fuel is enriched for use in power stations.  We also consider the way power could be obtained by fusion.

 

Key Words

fossil fuels, fusion, fission, hydro-electric power, tidal power, pumped storage power station, reactor, breeding, enrichment, intensity, efficiency, photovoltaic effect, array, wind turbine, fission

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