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Pros of Wind Turbines
Least expensive alternate energy
No carbon emission
Once tower is up, almost no cost to maintain
Cons of Wind Energy
High start-up cost
Energy companies see it as a supplemental power
Strong winds usually not near population
Energy grids are not set up for wind
Energy that can be obtained from movement of water due to gravitational pull of sun, moon, and Earth's rotation.
Pros of Tidal Energy
It's reliable and consistent
It gives off very little pollution
Lessen the burden of fossil fuels and nuclear energy!
Cons of Solar Energy
Secondary Pollution (Toxic materials and alcohols
Blocking the sun for some animals
No direct pollution though!)
Bird death ray
Heat is recovered as steam or hot water to:
1. Create electricity
2. Heat buildings
Cons of Geothermal Energy
Release less than 1% of CO2
Hydrogen Sulfide pollution
97% less acid rain pollutants
Sources of geothermal are often National Treasures
Known deposits which can be extracted from profitably using modern technology under certain economic conditions
acid mine drainage
acidic precursors from coal mines get into surrounding water sources due to rain flushing them out
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