April 2007
Energy (9781405318730);2007, p44
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Information on biopower from a section of the book "Energy" is presented. It notes that the use of plants or animals to make energy are examples of biopower, which is environmentally friendly since it utilizes natural materials or waste products that might otherwise be thrown away. It also notes that biopower sources can easily be replenished unlike fossil fuels. Majority of people's heat energy still comes from wood in some developing nations. It cites Great Britain, the U.S. and Netherlands as countries that use manure to fuel power stations.


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