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Coal, natural gas, and nuclear mostly, very little oil now. Also some wind power.

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What are positive aspect associated with nuclear power?

Nuclear Power Stations produce electricity by using nuclear energy, without burning coal, gas or oil. Therefore there is minimum effect on the environment, it is a clean supply of energy. One byproduct is hydrogen which can also be used to produce fuel cells to be used in cars. All this will greatly relieve our dependence in imported oil.

How could power stations reduce the amount of carbon dioxide they produce?

There are many ways to generate electricity. Methods that burn fossil fuels (coal, oil and natural gas) produce carbon dioxide. Methods using renewable energy do not. Nuclear power plants, although uranium in non-renewable, do not produce carbon dioxide. Power stations could be rebuilt to use different fuel sources. Biomass and biofuel will power a coal fired power station without emitting the carbon dioxide pollution.

Do power stations affect global warming?

Power stations that run on fossil fuels (coal, oil and natural gas) emit carbon dioxide (CO2), a greenhouse gas that is contributing to global warming.Power stations that use renewable energy (solar, wind, hydro, tidal and wave, geothermal etc) have no emissions and have no effect on global warming.

Where is electricity generated for cities and towns?

Power stations.Most countries operate a national Grid system. This means that all available power stations are linked together in parallel and feed the same system of wires.Power stations all over the country can be taken in or out of use, as demand changes.It does not matter what the driving force is for generation, hydro, nuclear, coal, gas etc. They are all connected to the same system of power distribution, that takes the power into cities and towns.

Types of power stations in the UK?

The major ones are hydroelectric, coal or gas fired, and nuclear. Less prevailent are geothermal and wind. There are other methods in experimental or 'home-scale' stages as well, such as wave power and solar. The majority use turbines powered by steam or water to turn the generators. Each type can be easily looked up. +++ Solar-power stations are now becoming larger and more numerous; and some extensive wind-power stations have been built in places off-shore. There is very little geothermal energy available in any significant quantity in the British Isles.

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Is it true that coal and natural gas are the main fossil fuels used in nuclear power stations?

Fossil fuels are not used in nuclear power stations. Nuclear fuel is used (uranium)

Why are fossil fuel power stations used more than nuclear power stations?

I think you mean why is more electricity produced by fossil fuels than by nuclear? Largely history I think, and the availability of reasonably cheap coal and natural gas in the US. In France for instance, with little coal and no natural gas, nuclear has been developed to supply roughly 75 percent of electricity.

What gives us electricity?

Power stations, which can either be coal, gas, nuclear powered. Green power such as wind, wave and solar power can also be harnessed to generate electricity.

How the UK make electricity?

The majority of he UK's electricity is generated by coal or gas-fired power stations. We also use nuclear power, wind and wave generators.

How is most of the electricity in the US produce?

The biggest source by far is still from coal burning power stations, other large sources are natural gas, nuclear, and hydro power

Advantages of gas fired power stations?

they are cleaner and use less fossil fuels that coal fires power stations.

Why are people more worried about nuclear power stations than gas or coal?

Have you ever heard of the Chernobyl power plant? A coal fired plant can't produce a disaster of that magnitude, and people worry about the potential consequences.

How does nuclear power compare to coal oil and natural gas in terms of greenhouse gas emissions?

There are none with nuclear power operation

Is the world's largest supply of electricity generated by powerstations?

Yes, mostly by fossil fueled power stations running on coal, oil, natural gas and nuclear.

What fossil fuels can burn in power stations?

Coal, oil and natural gas.

How does the US get most of their energy?

For electricity, most from coal power stations (49 percent), natural gas (16 percent), and nuclear (19 percent). For transport, from oil.

How do Power stations make electricity?

They produce steam at high temperature and pressure which is fed into a steam turbine/generator set. The steam can be raised by fossil fuel (coal, oil, gas) or by nuclear energy. In Coal or oil-fired power stations, and in most gas-fired power stations, the burning fuel heats water in a boiler. this produces steam. the steam drives a turbine that turns an electricity generator. Coal, oil and gas are fossil fuels, which are fossil fuels obtained from long-dead biological material.

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