Traditional power sources are those which have been in use for a long time. These are fixed in nature and are available in limited quantities. They are termed as good sources of energy due to the following characteristics.
- They are non-renewable.
- Traditional sources will be exhaustible after some time, ie will disappear.
- Pollution from these sources is water, air, and land pollution.
- This pollution affects nature on a large scale and is also a major cause of global warming.
- These sources are mainly used for the purpose of industrial and commercial purposes.
- They are very expensive.
- Examples of these are coal, petrol, diesel, crude oil etc.
Thermal power plant
Coal is made from tree plants and petrol from marine organisms. Millions of years ago, when trees and sea creatures died and were buried under the earth and the ocean, their pressure and temperature increased over time.
The stones under which they were stamped. Gradually, these organisms became fossils. We make fuel from these fossils.
For this reason, coal and petrol are also called fossil fuels. It takes many years (millions) to form fossils. And they are available in limited quantity in the earth. So once they are finished, they cannot be recovered.
These should be used judiciously, so that future generations can also take advantage of them. Due to so many side effects of traditional energy sources, we are now moving towards another type of source, non-conventional sources of energy.
These sources are not partners in pollution (very little pollution). And are also cheaper in comparison. Non-conventional sources are the future energy sources because traditional sources are decreasing and will become extinct in the coming times. Although we are very dependent on traditional sources, we have begun research and research on new options.