Energy Development Essays

Alternative Energy Sources

What does a car, heater, and stove have in common? They are all powered by fuel sources. The most popular being fossil fuels. Fossil fuels are dead plant and animal matter that has been compressed and heated over millions of years. They are burned to create heat, which in turn creates energy. However, with heavy industrialization (agricultural and manufacturing), transportation, and personal energy use, our world’s fossil fuel supplies are rapidly depleting. Even more, fossil fuels pollute our environment. Scientists…

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Pakistan Energy Outlook

Primary energy consumption in Pakistan has grown by almost 80% over the past 15 years, from 34 million tons oil equivalent (TOEs) in 1994/95 to 61 million TOEs in 2009/10 and has supported an average GDP growth rate in the country of about 4.5% per annum. However since 2006/07 energy supply has been unable to meet the country’s demand leading to shortages. Meanwhile per capita energy consumption in Pakistan at under 0.5 TOEs/capita remains only one-third of world average. Indigenous…

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Electrostatic

I didn’t understand what happened The landscape for energy has become very complex over the last decade. Growth in global demand is causing a strain on traditional fossil fuel supply – oil, gas and coal, particularly oil, which remains the most economic fuel for transportation. Concerns about climate change are driving investment and efforts into technologies that can lead to alternatives to fossil fuels – wind power, hydro-power, geothermal, carbon capture and sequestration. The recent tragedy in Japan has caused…

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Energy Crisis and Pakistan

There has been an enormous increase in the demand of energy in Pakistan as a result of industrial development and population growth, as compared to increase in energy production. The number of energy consumers has increased to 12.5 million: household 46 per cent, industry 28 per cent, agriculture 12 per cent, bulk supply nine per cent and commercial five per cent. For faster economic growth, Pakistan need more generation. Supply of energy is, therefore, far less than actual demand, resultantly…

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Should We Worry About the Nuclear Power

1. Thesis Energy crisis has been important issue recently. Because of the environmental effect, the decrease amount of fuel oil, and the rapidly population growth, we have to find out new energy resources. One of new potential energy resources is nuclear power. Although it has dangerous effect, it is generally agreed that nuclear power as one of useful alternation energy resources that should be considered. 2. Advantages A. nuclear power is more efficient B. produce low amount of air pollution,…

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Energy Alternatives

The United States leaves a huge carbon footprint through energy use, this can be reduced by: building energy efficient homes, reducing motor vehicle use, and recycling more. Some energy related activities were the lowering energy costs in the home. People sometimes think this to be hard but here are some good steps to follow to make it seem it easier. Reset the water heater thermostat, people do not always realize that most water heaters heat water to a set temperature…

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Pros and Cons

1) Nuclear power generation does emit relatively low amounts of carbon dioxide (CO2). The emissions of green house gases and therefore the contribution of nuclear power plants to global warming is therefore relatively little. Between mining the uranium, refining and enriching fuel, and finally to building and operating the plant, a big 1,250 250-megawatt nuclear facility produces an estimated 250,000 tons of carbon dioxide during its lifetime. In contrast, coal-fired plants produce close to 2 billion tons of carbon dioxide…

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Power Crisis in Pakistan

Pakistan is in the grip of a serious energy crisis that is affecting all sectors of the economy and the various segments of the society. As the situation stands to-day, there are hardly any immediate solutions to resolve the issue. A change of attitude and a change of life style is needed at the national level which should be triggered by the ruling elite and followed by all segments of the society that have access to electricity. At best there…

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Conserving Energy, Arguing to Inquire

With energy being a scarce resource, people across the world need to look at lifestyle changes to protect the environment for future generations. Anything from driving less to turning off a light in a room can help the cause. Conservation methods take thought, commitment, and changes to everyday lives to make a difference. In order to conserve energy, consumers need to be aware of their daily usage and find ways to cut the usage down. Conservation of energy includes using…

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Renewable Energy

Renewable energy is energy from natural resources such as sunlight, wind, rain, tides, and geothermal heat, these resources are naturally replenished. Renewable energy does not harm the environment or deplete any of our natural resources like fossil fuel. Renewable energy is not subject to sharp price changes because it comes from natural resources. Biomass is currently the largest U. S. renewable energy source with more than two hundred existing bio power plants providing energy for one point five million American…

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Nuclear Power the Future of Energy

Nuclear power, a phrase that isn’t too far from its controversial disputes. nuclear powers debate began around the 1970s to late 1980s when American nuclear power plant in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania had a cooling malfunction that caused a part of one of its reactors partially melt inside the reactor core. Media outlets jumped onto this incident, and dramatizing the events that transpired; not intending to downplay the significance of the partial nuclear meltdown; this initial event cause many Americans to fear…

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Energy Summary

In this paper we explain some current environmental problems and how some people are looking for quick and temporary solutions without taking into consideration the environment. These solutions might be beneficial for the human existence in the present time or for a short period of time but the imminent destruction of the environment will be permanent due to the damage caused by the last generations, which are now seeing the consequences of the irresponsible way in which nature has been…

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World in 2050

Abstract of paper to be presented at theRoyal Swedish Academy of Sciences international energy symposium, Energy2050, to be held on 19-20 October 2009 Fossil fuels are finite resources. In various regions of the world we see that production reached a maximum and then declined. Just now we consume around 85 million barrels of oil per day (mb/d) or 31 billion barrels per year. If we compare this with BP’s estimate of the world’s reserves of 1240 billion barrels this is…

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What Happens to Society When the Oil Runs Out

In the world, today, oil is an essential source of energy in almost every sector of the economy. Oil is essential in the transport, manufacturing, mining and extraction of resources and other sectors of the economy. Oil is a non-renewable resource, meaning that there is a fixed amount of it to be extracted (Jackson). The available amount of the world’s oil reserves has been a serious concern to energy companies, professionals and the industry analysts. This subject is complicated by…

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