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Power Card | Biomass is considered a sustainable power source due to its renewable nature, low carbon emissions, waste reduction potential, energy diversity, and its ability to support local economies and communities. It also aids in carbon sequestration, offers conversion flexibility, and promotes a circular economy.


Power Card | Coal is a combustible brownish-black sedimentary rock. It is an unsustainable source of power because it is a finite resource, and burning it releases greenhouse gasses and air pollutants, causing environmental harm and health risks.


Power Card | Geothermal energy is a sustainable and renewable power source. It is thermal energy generated and stored in the Earth. Geothermal power plants use the steam or hot water to drive turbines, which in turn generate electricity.


Power Card | Hydroelectric power refers to the generation of electricity using the energy of flowing or falling water. It is a renewable and clean energy source, however, the use of hydro can still come with some major environmental concerns.

Natural Gas

Power Card | Natural gas is a fossil fuel that consists mainly of methane and some other hydrocarbons. It is commonly used as a source of energy for electricity generation, heating, and industrial processes. Natural gas is considered an unsustainable power source.

Next-Gen Nuclear

Power Card | Next-gen nuclear refers to the next generation of nuclear power technologies that aim to address some of the challenges associated with traditional nuclear power plants.

Old-Gen Nuclear

Power Card | Nuclear energy is efficient and carbon-free. Though potentially renewable, the modern Uranium used in older reactors poses mining challenges and will deplete over time.


Power Card | Petroleum is a yellowish-black liquid found in geological formations beneath the Earth's surface. The burning of petroleum as fuel releases toxic gases and carbon dioxide which contributes to global warming and ocean acidification.


Power Card | The conversion of energy from sunlight into electricity, either directly using photovoltaics (PV), indirectly using concentrated solar power, or a combination. Solar power is a renewable energy.

Tidal Energy

Power Card | Tidal power is a form of renewable energy that harnesses the kinetic energy of ocean tides to generate electricity. It takes advantage of the natural rise and fall of ocean tides caused by the gravitational pull of the moon and the sun on Earth's water bodies.


Power Card | Wave power is a sustainable and renewable energy. Wave power is the capture of energy of wind waves to do useful work – for example, electricity generation, water desalination, or pumping water.


Power Card | Wind power is a sustainable and renewable energy. Presently, wind power is almost entirely generated with wind turbines, generally grouped into wind farms and connected to the electrical grid.