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Science: Renewable Energy Resources

Library Resources

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Environment information. EBSCO Database with free access. 

Renewable Energy Resources

Government GeoScience:

Traditional Energy Resources

Other Renewable Energy Resources

CSIRO

Renewables and energy

Interesting Resources

Windmill Farmer animation

Other Resources

Renewable Energy Sources (Energy Kids) Informative website. 

Clean Energy Resources from The Union of Concerned Scientists.
Includes information on Solar Power, Wind Power, Biomass, Geothermal Energy, Hydroelectric Power, Hydrokinetic Energy, Is Nuclear Power Clean Energy? and the Benefits and Impacts of Renewable Energy.

Alternative Energy 
Includes renewable and non-renewable, and much more. 

Mrs Haigh's Links

General Energy Sites

The Australian Institute of Energy

Nuclearinfo.net: Comparison of energy sources

Renewable energy sources for power generation (From: Gov: The potential for renewable energy to provide baseload power in Australia)

Clean Energy Australia Report

 

Renewable Energy

Hydro Tasmania

 

Gas vs Coal and the EGHE

Gas VS Coal

Use of Coal

IEA Clean Coal Centre

Coal (From: Gov: The potential for renewable energy to provide baseload power in Australia)

WIND PEOPLE ONLY:

The Australian Institute: Wind Farms: The facts and the fallacies 

The Australian Academy of Science - Wind Generators

The Age acticle: Sun rises on massive power scheme

How to Calculate Energy Transfer

Taken from: BBC Bitesize Science

 

Instructions

If we want the percentage efficiency of energy transfer between producers and primary consumers.

1. Calculate the total energy that came into the level of the food chain:  4,500kJ + 500kJ = 5,000kJ

2. Identify how much energy is transferred to the next level:  500kJ

3. Calculate the efficiency of this transfer using the equation:  

(Energy transferred to next level ÷ Total energy in) X 100

(500kJ ÷ 5,000kJ) X 100 = 10%

This shows the percentage efficiency of energy transfer between producers and primary consumers in this ecosystem is 10 per cent.

Further Links

Energy Units Basics and Energy Calculators

Energy Transfers & Efficiency

Energy Transfer Diagrams