Presentation on theme: "What are the top 3 oil producers in the world? What would be the impact on these countries when the oil runs out? What might they need to start to do to."— Presentation transcript:
What are the top 3 oil producers in the world? What would be the impact on these countries when the oil runs out? What might they need to start to do to prepare for this happening in the future?
Advantages to Using Fossil Fuels Cheap Easy transportation of oil and coal
Disadvantages of Using Fossil Fuels Pollution Acid rain Oil spills Danger in mining Dependence
Advantages to Using Nuclear Power Cheap No smoke or carbon dioxide Small amounts of waste. Reliable
Disadvantages of Nuclear Power Very, very dangerous. It must be sealed up and buried for many years for the radioactivity to die away.
Advantages of Hydroelectricity Once the dam is built, the energy is virtually free. No waste or pollution Much more reliable than wind and solar power.
Disadvantages to Hydro-electricity Expensive to build Impact on wildlife Impact on residents
Advantages to Geothermal Power No pollution Little environmental impact No fuel is needed.
Disadvantages to Geothermal Power Not many places locations to build Sometimes a geothermal site may "run out of steam", perhaps for decades. Hazardous gases and minerals may come up from underground
Advantages to solar power Needs no fuel and produces no waste or pollution. Can be used where there is no easy way to get electricity to a remote place.
Disadvantages to Solar Power Very expensive Unreliable unless you're in a very sunny climate.
Advantages to Wind power Needs no fuel and produces no waste or pollution. A good method of supplying energy to remote areas.
Disadvantages of Wind Power Not reliable Can kill birds Noisy Suitable areas for wind farms are often near the coast, where land is expensive.