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Types of energy and their applications

Types of energy are classified by their source and form. This video will talk about different sources of energy and how they are used in life.

Energy can be classified into various forms, including potential, kinetic, thermal, electrical, chemical, nuclear, and renewable energy.

Nuclear energy, fossil energy, and renewable energy are the primary sources of energy. Nuclear energy is potential energy that binds Michigan to form the atomic nucleus. Fossil energy comes from animals and plants compressed in the ground for years, including oil, coal, and natural gas. Renewable energy is irreusable and comes from nature, including wind, solar, geothermal, and hydropower.

Clean energy is a type of energy that keeps the environment clean, and it includes wind, solar, geothermal, hydropower, engine energy, hydrogen, and fuel cell.

The demand for oil has been rapidly growing since the 20th century, and it is now the most important energy source. Renewable energy is forecasted to grow exponentially to meet the requirement of carbon reduction.

Energy consumption has increased by 70 percent while the GDP increased by 67 percent from 1978 to 1998. Energy conservation can be achieved by working harder.

Review questions:

  • What are the primary sources of energy?
  • What is clean energy, and why is it getting a lot of attention?
  • How can energy conservation be achieved?
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