So, we’ve got all these different types of energy, but what’s the BESTEST type?
Well, wind turbines are cheap – they don’t pollute the environment and wind power is sustainable – you’ll never run out of wind!
Except when there isn’t any! One problem is that if there’s no wind on a particular day – well your turbine isn’t going to be making much electricity. Also, you need a LOT of wind turbines to generate a reasonable amount of power.
What about an old-fashioned power station? Burning up all that fossil fuel – oil, coal and gas to produce lots of lovely energy!
Yeah yeah, I know, all that stuff’s gonna run out at some point in time – and it’s not great for the planet.
Then there’s always nuclear power stations.
They can make a tremendous amount of energy from quite a small station.
But the nuclear material can be harmful, nuclear power plants can be kind of dangerous, and a lot of money needs to be spent making sure it is disposed of carefully.
What about hydro power?
That’s pretty cool stuff – using the power of oceans and rivers to make energy!
Or Biomass! Using trees, crops, and recycling old materials – recycling’s always good, right?
No one type of energy has got all the answers, the best thing to do is use a mix of all these ways to generate energy!
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