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Introduction Energy is defined as something that creates action Energy has always been a necessity because everything requires it in one way or another to work Without energy there could bo no electricity no modern convieniences or industrialization Unfortunatly energy usually means that are negative impacts on the environment Some of the environmental impacts include air pollution land pollution water pollution noise pollution and general aesthetic problems I plan to come up with a plan to make South Africas resources last with minimal effects on the environment which is cost effective as well as realistic Current Energy Profile South Africa is a nation with many reasources It has many mines that mine many different minerals including coal uranium and diamonds South Africa only has six-percent of the total population in Africa but it produces sixty-percent of its energy Coal mines fill the country It currently has more than sixty open mines open In total the country has 121218 million tons of coal and 55333 million tons of that are projected reserves Coal currently supplies 84 of South Africas electricity Suth Africa has been looking to develop and find more sources of natural gas and oil Large amounts of gas were recently found at Mossel Bay on the south coast The reserves are large enough to produce 25000 of diesel and petrol a day for thirty years South Africa has one nuclear power plant It also has a large supply of Uranuim which is a by product of copper mining It has 247600 metric tons of recoverable uranium with a cost of less than 8000 per ton It has 96800 at a cost of less than 13000 per ton and provides 14 of the western worlds uranium Renewable resources only supply 5 of the total energy It has three hydro-electric plants More arent being developed
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