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Wind energy is praised for being a renewable, nonpolluting source of electricity, but it can also produce intermittent streams of energy, and wind-generating equipment may be costly and troublesome to repair and maintain... More »

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The advantages of wave energy include abundance and renewability, consistency and predictability, pollution free energy, shoreline protection and lack of interference with aquatic life. The disadvantages of wave energy i... More »

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The advantages and disadvantages of chemical energy depend on the ways in which energy is stored and released during a chemical reaction. Chemical energy is the force that powers everything in the world, from the human b... More »

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Wind energy is a form of electricity that is created by wind turbines. Wind energy is used as a mechanical power that is transformed into electricity, with the use of a generator. More »

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