Title

Economic and Environmental Implications of Electrical Generation

Date

5-30-2013 8:30 AM

Location

Natural Sciences (NS) 101

Department

General Science Honors

Session Chair

Philip Wade

Session Chair

Arlene Courtney

Session Title

Student Created Documentaries: The Energy Files

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Arlene Courtney and Philip Wade

Presentation Type

Presentation

Abstract

This documentary focuses on the economic and environmental aspects of hydroelectric, coal, and nuclear power generation. Across the nation, hydroelectric, coal and nuclear power plants provide about 70% of the electricity used to power our homes and personal devices. The video examines the modern generator, a structural component of all three sources as well as the methods for generating electricity. Emphasis will be on specific economic and environmental issues concerning each type of electrical generation source. Economic issues range from costs of producing and transporting raw resources to costs associated with constructing plants. Specific environmental issues include habitat destruction and migration of fish, air pollution, and the leakage of radioactive material.

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May 30th, 8:30 AM

Economic and Environmental Implications of Electrical Generation

Natural Sciences (NS) 101

This documentary focuses on the economic and environmental aspects of hydroelectric, coal, and nuclear power generation. Across the nation, hydroelectric, coal and nuclear power plants provide about 70% of the electricity used to power our homes and personal devices. The video examines the modern generator, a structural component of all three sources as well as the methods for generating electricity. Emphasis will be on specific economic and environmental issues concerning each type of electrical generation source. Economic issues range from costs of producing and transporting raw resources to costs associated with constructing plants. Specific environmental issues include habitat destruction and migration of fish, air pollution, and the leakage of radioactive material.