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Generating Electricity

Fossil fuels are transported to power stations where they are burnt to transfer heat energy. This heats water, turning it to steam. The steam drives turbines which turn generators. The electricity generated flows along cables into the National Grid



Some power stations use nuclear fuel. Electricity also can be generated from renewable resources such as wind and moving water. These will become more important as fossil fuels run out.

Burning fossil fuels produces carbon dioxide, which is causing global warming. We need to reduce the amount of fossil fuels we burn.

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