by: Griffin Campbell
Sustainable Waste Management
Pollution and How We Can Stop it
Clean energy is renewable energy which doesn't deplete natural resources or cause environmental harm. Renewable energy includes bio-energy, wind, hydroelectricity, solar and geothermal energy.
- Bio-energy is produced from living things such as trees and plants. Certain crops are grown, such as corn and soybeans and harvested to produce energy in the form of bio-fuel.
- Wind turbines convert kinetic energy by moving air into mechanical energy, which is then converted into electricity. No emissions or solid wastes are produced during the production wind energy, but can often have the negative impact of noise pollution.
- Hydroelectricity is electricity produced by the gravitational force of falling or flowing water. Many of the world's dams also serve as hydroelectric plants. This is currently the most widely used form of renewable energy.
- Solar power is energy produced from the heat and light of the sun.
- Geothermal energy is the naturally occurring thermal energy that is produced by the Earth's molten inner core.
Sustainable Resource Use
How It's All Conected
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