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Channel: TED-Ed
Categories: Environmental   |   Science  
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Explore the sustainability of fossil fuels, nuclear power, and renewable energy and how much space each of these power sources use.

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No matter how we make electricity, it takes up space. Coal requires mines, and plants to convert it into electricity. Nuclear power takes uranium mines, facilities to refine it, a reactor, and a place to store the spent fuel safely. Renewable energy needs wind turbines or solar panels. So how much space would it take to power the whole world? Explore the sustainability of different power sources.

Directed by Lisa LaBracio.
Animation and art direction by Kevin Herrmann, AIM Creative Studios.

In partnership with Bill Gates, inspired by his book "How To Avoid A Climate Disaster": http://bit.ly/PlanForZero

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