Energy

An Interview with a Solar Energy Expert

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An interview between a student (in the form of a YRE reporter) and a solar energy expert.



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A new way of being Environmental friendly

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This article speaks about the idea of why a solar water heater is beneficial to the environment in terms of the reduced carbon footprint.



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Lessons learnt

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In Malta fossil fuels are used to generate most of our electrical power. The power station of Marsa will soon be closed down as it is an old plant. Presently an extension is being built to the Delimara Power Station. This will be running on heavy fuel oil. However the student is questioning this decision for at school he has learnt that natural gas, even though a fossil fuel, has the least negative impact on the environment.



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Is the Solar Water Heater as efficient as they say?

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Some students interviewed 8 households which have installed a solar water heater over the past years – some even owning one for a good 10 years. The article discusses the overall idea of why the solar water heater is a good investment to the Maltese households by the people out in the street.



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The Eco-friendly house

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Students discuss the features of the eco-friendly house and give suggestions of how in Malta we can save energy in our households for sustainable energy use therein.



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Sustainable Sea Waves

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Since Malta depends totally on the imports of fossil fuels for the provision of energy, it would be worthwhile if another source of energy acquisition be considered for the Maltese Islands. Transforming the energy of waves into usable energy is a valuable source of energy that is constantly present, in the sea waves. This is formed by the wind energy which is transmitted to the sea causing the formations of waves, which then is transported towards the coasts. This source of energy is considered to be a clean and safe source of power which could be explored and exploited in Malta. Since the Maltese Islands get rough high sea waves due to the high winds of 96 km/h this could be an innovation for Malta to start generating energy from sea waves. Because of climate change, there is a growing interest worldwide for renewable energy, including wave energy.



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Stop Talking . . . Start Acting

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78 students managed to reduce their electricity, water and gas bills by approximately 5%. They managed to do this by following simple procedures that they all agreed about. This means that they managed to pollute the environment 5% less than they usually do. They would like to promote their initiative with all the readers of this article



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Mgarr an Eco-Friendly Village

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Mgarr is a very eco-friendly village built in the middle of a valley surrounded by cultivated lands. In Mgarr we find a lot of farms that are powered by green energy. This article will describe the types of renewable energy which is found in farms in Mgarr.



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Is it time to seriously consider the water-energy nexus?

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This article aims to make the reader aware of the amount of energy used to produce water by the process of reverse osmosis in dry countries like Malta. It also investigates the ways in which energy is conserved during this process and gives sugestions to readers on how to save water in order to save energy.



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Green Cars

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We all heard about it sometime what is it that makes it use less fuel than other cars? A hybrid vehicle generally, is a vehicle that uses two or more distinct power sources to drive. There are certain common power sources they are: on-board rechargeable energy storage system (RESS) and a fuelled power source, air or human powered bicycle with electric motor or gas engine.



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