Conventional Energy Sources and their Impact on the Environment

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Conventional Energy Sources and their Impact on the Environment
• maps and graphs to show thermal, hydro, and nuclear energy production in South Africa;
• thermal electricity generation using coal – outline of principles and processes;
• the impact of coal mining and thermal power stations – environmental despoliation, solid waste, waste gases and rain;
• case study of nuclear energy – advantages and disadvantages; and
• South Africa’s potential to meet long-term energy needs using conventional sources.

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