Making electricity

April 2007
Energy (9781405318730);2007, p48
Book Chapter
Information on electricity production from a section of the book "Energy" is presented. It notes that electricity is emerging as the world's favourite energy source. Oil, gas or coal are usually to fuel most power stations. Particular focus is given to how water can be used to generate electricity. It points out that gas, when burned in a power station, produces less pollution and less than half the carbon dioxide emissions of a coal-fired station.


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