In terms of energy, what is the difference between nonrenewable energy and renewable energy? Which source of energy will become the most significant in 50 years from now? Explain your answer. What do you think has to happen in order to make your choice a reality in 50 years?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 25, 2018, 2:26 am ad1c9bdddf
In a base-level sense....not much difference. That is, energy is the ability to do work / move mass. Both have that capacity. Non-renewable (fossil fuels [FF] of all sorts and nuclear) however tend to be more energy dense. That is, they have more energy per unit mass. Plus, much of it (the fossil fuels) are chemical potential energy, and both it and nuclear energy present as an intermediate form - heat. Basically we use heat (either via turbines, or explosions in pistons) to create rotational kinetic energy [KE] . from this we then use it for locomotion, or transform it to electrical energy to do other tasks.
Most forms of renewable energy are already kinetic in nature. Tides, currents, wind, hydro - all KE in nature (albeit somewhat diverse in source.) Build a series of mechanicals to transform this into rotational KE and you've got ...
A discourse on the comparison of potentials that traditional (fossil fuels / nuclear) versus alternative energy sources 50 years in the future.
Energy Audits in Energy Service Company
Over the past several decades, there has been considerable growth in the providing of energy audits and energy surveys by both utilities and energy service companies (ESCO). There has been some debate in selected regions over who should provide these audits and surveys, utilities or ESCOs.
Assume you are the manager of an industrial plant (e.g. chemical, manufacturing, materials, or the like), and explain why you would select either the ESCO or utility to perform your energy audit and survey. Support your response by weighing the pros and cons of each option. Discuss the factors which have driven the use of these audits and surveys in the past and discuss the likely drivers for these services in the future. What additional services may develop in response to the increased need?View Full Posting Details