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Renewable Energy Lecture Powerpoint

This presentation covers the logistical challenges faced by our society as we try to harness renewable forms of energy. The topic is broken down into the three main energy needs we have: electricity, heat, and fuel for transportation. For each energy source, including solar, wind, and biomass, potential applications are given and the challenges in using each resource are explained. This lecture includes a section discussing the importance of energy conservation and energy efficiency. A student notes outline is also available for this lecture.

Essential concepts: Renewable energy, green energy, biomass, methane, fermentation, ethanol, gasahol, biofuel, biodiesel, dung, wood, wind power, wind farms, solar power, solar cells, photovoltaic cells, high temperature solar energy, passive solar heating, active solar heating, nickel metal hydride, lithium ion, batteries, tidal power, geothermal energy, energy efficiency, energy conservation.

Test questions: Available for purchase at the environmental science instructor resources subscription page.

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