Lesson: Energy from Fossil FuelsPhysics
In this lesson, we will learn how to describe the advantages and disadvantages of generating electricity by burning fossil fuels.
Sample Question Videos
Which of the following are fossil fuels?
- Natural gas
The Monroe Power Plant in Michigan has an installed capacity of 3,280 MW. If it was to produce this power output constantly for an entire year, how much energy would it produce in that year? Give your answer in standard form in joules to 3 significant figures. Use a value of 365 for the number of days in a year.
In a gas-fired power station, natural gas is combusted with . The energy released from this reaction is used to heat water in a boiler to produce . This steam is used to drive , which are connected to . The electrical output of these generators is transferred to the national grid.