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CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–IKEA, the world’s leading home furnishings retailer, today announced plans to install solar energy panels on two East Coast stores: Paramus, New Jersey and Stoughton, Massachusetts. Pending governmental permits, rooftop installation will begin in the new year, with completion expected in Spring 2011. The plans bring the number of U.S. IKEA locations that will …
compare and contrast natural gas, burning wood, and solar energy as home-heating methonds. include renewabilit?

Include renewability and pollution in your discussion.

What a wonderfully worded question, a very postmodern interpretation of the original which a less imaginative person would have just copied verbatim. Fantastic use of punctuation and spelling just as their creators intended them to be used.

Fortunately this is quite a common question to be posed as part of elementary geography so I think I can deduce the exact question. In short a discussion would revolve around the following points.

Natural gas. Advantages: Less polluting (although still some) emissions when compared with other fossil fuels like coal and oil, easy to store and transport, cheap, efficient and readily available at present. Disadvantages: CO2 emissions that lead to global warming, limited supply a lot of which comes from unstable areas of the world and can be toxic and explosive if handled incorrectly.

Wood burning. Advantages: Effectively renewable although requires some effort to manage forest, readily available. Disadvantages: Not clean, sooty, less efficient than fossil fuels and harder to transport.

Solar energy. Advantages: Effectively free and renewable, very clean. Disadvantages: Sun not always shining especially in colder countries means that the energy captured must be stored somewhere and also requires expensive technologies which are currently not that efficient.

Hope that helps.

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