The Causes And Disadvantages Of Solar Energy In South Korea

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South Korea is one of the country which have huge energy consumption. As there are much consumption of energy, there are many sources of energy produced. South Korea get their energy from fossil fuels, wind energy, nuclear power, hydro energy and solar energy. However, some energy sources have some disadvantages and the problems associating with them. The table above shows the electricity production in South Korea from 2008 to 2011. The energy is most produced by the thermal energy in Korea by taking 65.3% of energy production.

Firstly, the fossil fuel is the energy sources which the energy can be created by burning the fuels, formed by anaerobic decomposition of dead organisms, buried in ancient times. Fossil fuels are including coal, and petroleum, which is non-renewable. Non renewable resources are any resources that are limited in the Earth and cannot be replaced after using all. South Korea must import all of its fossil fuels, because of the lack of domestic oil reserves. The use of fossil fuel bring many consequences and problems. Usually the fossil fuels are used for the household activities. As the fossil fuels are containing CO2, burning can be the source of carbon dioxide and greenhouse gases emission. South Korea is the tenth largest emitter of CO2 in the world, as the CO2 emissions in South Korea increased by 11.5% between 1946 and 1997. The carbon dioxide can lead to the air pollution. There was huge air pollution caused by too much use of the fossil fuels,

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