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Introduction to Environmental Science, 2018 edition

Introduction to Environmental Science, 2018 edition is the textbook for Environmental Science 1000 (ENSC1000)

Chapter 3: Non-renewable Energy

Chapter 3: Non-renewable Energy Outline

3.1 What is Energy?
3.2 Fossil Fuels
3.2.1 Fossil Fuel Types and Formation
3.2.2 Fossil Fuel Consumption Patterns
3.3 Coal
3.3.1 Coal Mining and Processing, and Electricity Generation
3.3.2 Impacts of Coal Mining and Burning
3.3.3 Reducing the Environmental Impacts of Coal Use
3.4 Oil
3.4.1 Extraction
3.4.2 Processing and Refining
3.4.3 Fracking for Oil
3.4.4 Environmental Impacts of Oil
3.5 Natural gas
3.5.1. Fracking for Natural Gas
3.6 Fossil fuels and greenhouse gases
3.7 Nuclear energy
3.7.1 Nuclear Fuel Processing
3.7.2 Nuclear Power Plant
3.7.3 Benefits of Nuclear Energy
3.7.4 The Drawbacks of Nuclear Energy

Chapter 3: Non-renewable Energy Learning Outcomes

By the end of this chapter students will be able to:

  1. List specific examples of non-renewable energy sources.
  2. Explain what makes an energy source non-renewable.
  3. Describe the main types of fossil fuels and how they formed.
  4. Explain the environmental impacts associated with exploration, extraction and use of the different types of fossil fuels.
  5. Explain nuclear energy, how it works, and its benefits and risks.