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Conventional Energy - Water Impacts
 

Water

Water supplies are heated up outside power stations affecting the immediate ecosystems.

The major pollution to water from the combustion of fossil fuels is via air as acid rain.



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The advantages of continuing use of fossil fuels include:

  • the majority of power plants, industrial processes and most energy using appliances are currently designed around fossil fuels.

  • Fossil fuels are relatively compact in terms of the energy produced by volume and they are relatively easy to transport.

  • The technology to exploit other fuel sources is not yet well developed


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