Question 1

Can any source of energy be pollution-free? Why or why not?

Answer

Yes ,  no source of energy can be pollution-free. They might cause adverse effects on the environment to some extent. It is considered that solar cells are pollution-free. However, even their making causes environmental damage indirectly.

Also, in the case of nuclear energy, there is no waste produced after the fusion reactions. However, it is not totally pollution-free. To start the fusion reactions, approximately 107 K temperature is required, which is provided by fission reactions. The wastes released from fission reactions are very hazardous. Hence, no source of energy is pollution-free.

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