How Do They Make Electricity?
5. Wind Power
7. The Flying GEM-G
Coal: Pollutes the Air. Spending Billions to Operate
One limitation of CCS is its energy penalty. The technology is expected to use between 10 and 40 percent of the energy produced by a power station.Wide-scale adoption of CCS may erase efficiency gains in coal power plants of the last 50 years, and increase resource consumption by one third. Even taking the fuel penalty into account, however, overall levels of CO2 abatement would remain high at approximately 80-90%, compared to a plant without CCS. It is possible for CCS, when combined with biomass, to result in net negative emissions. Though, all of the currently (as of Feb 2011) operational BECCS (Bio-energy with carbon capture and storage) plants operate on point emissions other than power stations, such as biofuel refineries.
The use of CCS can reduce CO2 emissions from the stacks of coal power plants by 85-90% or more, but it has no effect on CO2 emissions due to the mining and transport of coal. It will actually "increase such emissions and of air pollutants per unit of net delivered power and will increase all ecological, land-use, air-pollution, and water-pollution impacts from coal mining, transport, and processing, because the CCS system requires 25% more energy, thus 25% more coal combustion, than does a system without CCS".
Hydro Dams: Spend Billions to displace people, ruins Fish Stocks, and River
Flow.Geo Thermal: Disadvantages see here:
Solar Panels: Spend Billions, but not much good on Cloudy Days or Night time.
Wind Power Turbines: Not much good when the Wind Won't Blow, or being able to Control the wind Speed. They also spend Billions for this.
Nuclear Power: Spend$ Billion$ to have toxic radioactive waste that last$for year$. Like at Fukushima, where radioactive fire spewed Toxic gas into air, and contaminated the Ocean waters affecting Fish Stock, and Eco system.
Hey Something New:
The Flying GEM-G. Runs non-stop, Non-polluting, Environmentally Friendly, Non-Toxic, Non-Radioactive, Does not need the Sun or Wind, or River Water. And No One has spent 5 cents on it, for development. Why? Oh yeah!, I don't work for the Government or the Politicians.
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