Week 7 Lecture 1
: Alternative Energy
Currently, we are using primarily fossil fuels because they are abundant, cheap, and provide lots
of net energy BUT the use of fossil fuels impact the environment negatively.
Cited as ‘clean’ energy when first developed in the 1960’s but in 1990’s became less favorable
because it is very expensive
Nuclear plants are least productive method because the construction and development is
incredibly expensive. The amount of money it takes to build one of these plants will never equal
the income, there is a deficit.
No intelligent removal of nuclear waste- simply put into a container and held there
A method/proposal is to dig a hole vertically into the ground and store the vats in the hole.
Once built inexpensive to maintain G