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  1. Our company will have to a more efficient system.
  2. List down the and then you decide.
  3. We don't have much of an left.
  4. It's more expensive, but on the , I think it's more durable.
  5. Is energy really more cost-effective?
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1105 Alternative Energy

Kat talks about how we might be using new kinds of energy in the future.

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I heard that you work at an renewable energy company.

Renewable energy comes from unlimited sources such as wind and sun. Notice the following:

  1. Renewable energy is one way to combat rising oil prices.
  2. The government is considering new sources of renewable energy.

pros and cons

What are the pros and cons of each option?

We use the term pros and cons to talk about the positive and negative sides of an issue. Notice the following:

  1. We discussed the pros and cons at the meeting.
  2. What are the pros and cons?

on the other hand

But on the other hand you really need some strong wind to have a good output.

The term 'on the other hand' is used to express contrast. Notice the following:

  1. It's nice, but on the other hand it's expensive.
  2. On one hand it's interesting, but on the other hand it's noisy, crowded and dirty.


We have the option of geothermal energy

To have an option means we have a choice. Notice the following:

  1. We have three options.
  2. We have three possible choices.

set up

Once it's set up, it's a very, very productive way of making energy.

When we set something up, that means we organize a system to do what we want. Notice the following:

  1. He set up a business to service computers.
  2. We need to set up a system to save energy.