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Advantages-Renewable

Renewable/non-renewable

TermDefinition
Solar Energy+ Photovoltaic (PV) cells do not directly produce greenhouse gases.
Solar Energy+ It is free and it does not pollute the air or water.
Solar Energy- You have to store this type of energy for the night-time or for cloudy days.
Solar Energy- This type of energy is not always reliable because of stormy or cloudy weather.
Wind Energy+ The land where the turbines are can be used for other things.
Wind Energy+ The turbines that are used do not produce any pollution.
Wind Energy- To obtain this type of energy you need lots of turbines which take up a lot of space.
Wind Energy- These turbines can be dangerous to birds and bats.
Water Energy+ It is a renewable resource
Water Energy+ The flow of this is free and it does not pollute the water of the air.
Water Energy- Dams can be very expensive.
Water Energy- Dams block fish migration and dams are not very reliable during a drought.
Biomass+ It cuts down on the use of fossil fuels.
Biomass+ It is always available as a renewable energy source.
Biomass- It causes pollution and it is very expensive.
Biomass- Obtaining this type of energy can lead to the displacement of animals.
Geothermal Energy+ There is no processing involved.
Geothermal Energy+ It saves money and produces less CO2 (Carbon Dioxide).
Geothermal Energy- The number of hot spots are limited.
Geothermal Energy- Not all places can reach and use this type of energy.
renewable Does not use up the resource or can be replaced in a short amount of time
Created by: Mkh9295