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Onedaymygrandpawaswatchingthenewsandthereportersweretalkingaboutglobalwarmingand

IwonderedwhatisGlobalWarming.Alternatefuelscouldbethesolutiontothatproblem.The
cleanestandsafestenergysourcesarehydropower,windpower,solarpowerandgeothermal.
Eventuallytherewontbeawinterorpolaricecaps,unlesswestoppolluting.Letsstoppollutionand
gogreen.

Hydropowerusesfreshwaterfromriversorlakestocreateenergy.74percentofWashington
StaterunsonhydropowerfromtheHudson

Dam.Beforepeoplewouldntusethisbecauseoftheturbinesinthedamswouldkillfish,sofish
friendlyturbineswerecreatedsotheenvironmentisnothurtandthefoodchainisnotbroken.
Therearetwonewtypesofhydropowerinsteadofusingatypicaldam.Diversionisone,adiversion
usestheflowoftherivertoturnaturbinethatcreatesandstoresenergy.Pumpedstorage
hydropoweristheotherone,thistakeswaterfromariverduringalackofpowerusage,usually
duringthenightandpumpsitintoareservoir,thatthenspinsaturbinethatcreatesandstores
energy.ThisishowhydropowercanbeonesolutiontostoppollutionandGlobalWarming.

Windpowerusesenergybytheflowofthewind.Thewindblowsthreebladesthatspinaturbine
thatthencreatesenergy.Thewindpatternsdontmatterbecausetheturbinesarealwaysmoving
evenifwedontfeelthewind.Thebladesarebuilthigheroffthegroundbecausethehigheryouare
fromthegroundthewindieritis,themorewindthefastertheturbinesturnandthefasterthe
turbinesturnthemoreenergythatiscreated.WindfarmsinDenmarkcreates10.9millionkWha
year.WindpowerisanothergreatwaytostoppollutionandGlobalWarming.

Solarpowerusestheradiowavesofthesuntocreateelectricity.Thesiliconinthepanelsusedasa
reactantwhichcausesthewavestobeabsorbedintothepanel.Wiresleadfromthepanelstothe
householdgenerator,forpowerusage.Solarpanelsareverycheapandreallyefficientforpower
usage.Solarpowerisalsocleanandsafefortheenvironment.Aschoolsclassroomwastaughthow
solarpowerworksbytheirteacherandtheymadetheirclassroomsolarpowered.Theworldsbiggest
solarfarminCaliforniacreates579MWayear.Solarpowercouldbeanothersolutiontostop
pollutionandGlobalWarming.

Geothermalpowerusesheatedwaterthatisheatedbymagmatocreateelectricity.Oncewateris
heateditissentupatube.Thetubeleadstoatankwherethesteamisseparatedfromthewater.
Thenthesteamistakentoaturbinewhichturnsandcreateselectricity.Thistypeofenergyisalso
cleanandsafefortheenvironment.InSanFrancisco,Californiahasamaxcapacityof1,517MWwith
acurrentcapacityof900MWormore.GeothermalpowercouldbeasolutiontopollutionandGlobal
Warming.

Asyoucansee,hydropower,windpower,solarpowerandgeothermalareallpowerfulalternative
fuelsthatcanstoppollution.StoppingGlobalWarmingisourmaingoalbyusingthesefuelsormore.
Soletstryandusecleanandsafeenergytosaveourplanet.

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