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By Xavier Jackey Curtis Devin
China’s Oil Consumption by Province
What are some ways that human used renewable resources for energy centuries or even millennia ago?
People used photosynthesis to use renewable resources. Photosynthesis is the primary form of energy production that sustains biological life on our planet. By capturing sunlight energy in molecules, plants and algae have become a foundation that supports nearly all other life on Earth. These photosynthetic reactions are key to harvesting the energy of the sun and storing it for future use. The reaction is:
Electric power was the first renewable energy in Michigan along its idyllic rivers, and today we continue to operate 13 hydroelectric plants on five waterways. Built between 1906 and 1935, these historic and consistent contributors helped pioneer renewable energy in Michigan. With a combined generating capacity of about 130 megawatts, they can serve about 70,000 people.
The steam engines of the 1700s were the first machines to use fossil fuels to power mechanical processes. By 1802, cities in Europe were using natural gas to operate street lamps and to create electricity. The first company in England to sell coal-gas for lighting was founded in 1806. In 1816, a coal-gas electric company was established in Baltimore Maryland.
In 1823, inventor Samuel Brown created an internal combustion engine and demonstrated the potential of fossil fuels to power vehicles. By the 1830s, steam ships and passenger locomotives increased the demand for fossil fuels while increasing the transport and trade of fossil fuel products.
In the 1850s, commercial oil drilling began in Titusville, Pennsylvania; by the next decade, the global export of petroleum had begun. Soon after, automobiles began using combustion engines, creating additional demand for fossil fuels.
In the late 1880s, hydroelectric power first became commercially available in the United States, and solar power was discovered in Europe. Governments established the first energy departments shortly before the turn of the century.
What kinds of renewable energy China produces?
In 2013, China was the top in renewable energy production, with a total capacity of 378 GW, mainly from hydroelectric and wind power.
In 2014, China was top in renewable energy production, mainly from wind power, solar photovoltaic power, and smart grid technologies, generating almost as much water, wind, and solar energy.
In 2016, China became world's largest producer of photovoltaic power. China’s renewable energy sector is growing faster than its fossil fuels and nuclear power capacity.
China sees renewable as a source of energy security, not just of carbon emission reductions.
China’s government decided to increase the share of renewable in China’s energy mix.
Why is China an optimal location for that form renewable energy?
China has abundant energy with the world's third-largest coal reserves and massive hydroelectric resources. But there is a geographical mismatch between the location of the coal fields in the north-east like Heilongjiang, Jilin, and Liaoning. And in north, there are some locations like Shanxi, and Henan. China also owns hydropower in Sichuan, Yunnan, and Tibet.
Before 1994 electricity supply was managed by electric power bureaus of the provincial governments. Now utilities are managed by corporations outside of the government administration structure. China’s Action Plan illustrates government desire to increase the share of renewable in China’s energy mix. Unlike oil, coal and gas, the supplies of which are finite and subject to geopolitical tensions, renewable energy systems can be built and used wherever there is sufficient water, wind, and sun.
Define the source of energy and give different uses.( Assigned or chosen source of Energy)
Aquaculture and horticulture: Geothermal renewable energy is used in aquaculture, and horticulture, in order to raise plants and marine life that require a tropical environment.
Industry and agriculture: Geothermal power generation is playing an increasing role in industry and agriculture. Timber is dried using heat acquired from geothermal energy, and paper mills use it for all stages of processing.
Food Processing: This would put an end to the use of chemicals for this purpose. There are many potential uses of geothermal energy in food processing, but as yet, this renewable energy source has yet to be utilized to a large degree in this sector.
Photosynthesis: Solar energy is needed by green plants for the process of photosynthesis which is the ultimate source of all food
Heat from the sun is used in air-drying a variety of materials and in producing salt by the evaporation of seawater. Solar heating systems can supply heat and hot water for domestic use
Energy-generating wind turbines: This can be on a broad scale, such as the wind turbines found on wind farms or can be on a smaller scale, such as individual wind turbines people use to generate power for their home.
Wind-powered vehicles: It used a combination of wind, kite and batteries
Wind/Kite-Powered Cargo Ships: Cargill has stepped up and gone with the innovative idea of installing a large kite on one of its cargo ships in order to tap into the power of the wind and thus reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.
Nuclear power plant: The heat is removed from the reactor core by a cooling system that uses the heat to generate steam, which drives a steam turbine connected to a generator producing electricity.
Life cycle of nuclear fuel: A nuclear reactor is only part of the life-cycle for nuclear power. Power reactors include light-water-moderated and -cooled reactors, including the pressurized-water reactor and the boiling-water reactor .
Run-of-river hydropower: a facility that channels flowing water from a river through a canal or penstock to spin a turbine
Offshore hydropower: a less established but growing group of technologies that use tidal currents or the power of waves to generate electricity from seawater.
How is electricity generated?
Geothermal power plants use steam produced from reservoirs of hot water found a few miles or more below the Earth's surface to produce electricity. The steam rotates a turbine that activates a generator, which produces electricity.
When sunlight hits a solar panel, it makes electrons in the silicon move around. The electrons flow through wires that were built into the solar panel and hey presto! - we have electricity!
Solar energy can produce electricity by the photo-voltaic process (Solar Cell) and can be produce via a heat engine process (Solar Thermal).
The wind blows the machine to make that rotate and the dynamo will change that become electricity.
a nuclear reactor creates heat. They use the heat to evaporate water. The steam from the reactor is used to turn turbines. The turbines create the electricity.
The water makes machine rotate and the dynamo will change that become electricity. By Xavierthe north-east like Heilongjiang, Jilin, and Liaoning. And in north, there are some locations like Shanxi, and Henan. China also owns hydropower in Sichuan, Yunnan, and Tibet.
Before 1994 electricity supply was managed by electric power bureaus of the provincial governments. Now utilities are managed by corporations outside of the government administration structure. China’s Action Plan illustrates government desire to increase the share of renewable in China’s energy mix. Unlike oil, coal and gas, the supplies of which are finite and subject to geopolitical tensions, renewable energy systems can