Advantages n Inexpensive n Plentiful (At this time) n Easily transported (oil and gas only) n No residue (oil and gas only) n Better as space heating energy source than other types. source than other types.
Disadvantages n Nonrenewable n Mined, processed, and transported (Coal) n Acid rain n Requires expensive air pollution controls for mercury and sulfur dioxide. (Coal)
Disadvantages (cont.) n Releases heat into local environment n Buried deep in the Earth. n Exploration, transportation, & refined n Distance to the user.
Disadvantages (cont.) n Leaks n A contributor to Global Warming n Requires expensive transportation system