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Tuesday, 20 March 2018

All Non-conventional sources of energy are clean ?

  By GK Planet Team       Tuesday, 20 March 2018

All non-conventional sources of energy are clean: True or False?

Non-conventional sources of energy

Natural resources like wind, tides, solar, biomass, etc generate energy which is known as “Non-conventional resources“. These are pollution free and hence we can use these to produce a clean form of energy without any wastage.


» Energy generated by using wind, tides, solar, geothermal heat, and biomass including farm and animal waste as well as human excreta is known as non-conventional energy. All these sources are renewable or inexhaustible and do not cause environmental pollution. Moreover, they do not require heavy expenditure.
» As the environmental conditions all over the globe are degrading, all the non-conventional sources will become conventional, common, as they are all free, green and emit no carbon dioxide (well, biomass does, but it prevents the production of methane which is a greenhouse gas 21 times more dangerous than CO2).

Non-conventional (or unusual) sources of energy include:
·  Solar power
·  Hydro-electric power (dams in rivers)
·  Windpower
·  Tidal power
·  Ocean wave power
·  Geothermal power (heat from deep under the ground)
·  Ocean thermal power (the difference in heat between shallow and deep water)
·  Biomass (burning of vegetation to stop it producing methane)
·  Biofuel (producing ethanol (petroleum) from plants

Another way to justify the fact that all non-conventional sources of energy are clean, consider the following definition of renewable energy sources (also known as non-conventional sources of energy)
» Renewable energy is energy that is collected from renewable resources, which are naturally replenished on a human timescale, such as sunlight, wind, rain, tides, waves, and geothermal heat. Renewable energy often provides energy in four important areas: electricity generation, air and water heating/cooling, transportation, and rural (off-grid) energy services.
» What is considered to be unconventional energy sources are wind, tidal, solar, nuclear, and geothermal. Occasionally, these sources are also referred to as renewable energy. They are used all over the world. These sources are not the standard because they are still relatively new compared to oil and gas.

The planet is rapidly running out of conventional fuels, and non-conventional sources of energy are becoming our future.
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