The table shows the energy production by different types of fuel in the UK. Summarize and select main features and make the relevant comparison.
The table makes comparison on the production of energy by five kinds of fuels in Britain in 1990, 1996 and 2000.
As can be seen, the amount of natural gas production increased gradually from 76 million tonnes to 94 tonnes during the period between 1990 and 2000, which occupied the biggest part among five kinds of fuels in each year in the UK. Furthermore, despite decreasing from 70 million tonnes lo 60 million tonnes, oil output revealed a slightly upward trend from 1990 to 2000 in Britain, and the similar trend could be found in the field of coal generation simultaneously.
On the contrary, the UK witnessed a slow dip from 40 million tonnes to 35 million tonnes in the total of nuclear power between 1990 and 2000. Meanwhile, although it look up the smallest proportion among five types of fuels, the production of hybrid power experienced a smooth growth from 0.4 million tonnes to 0.5 million tonnes in Britain.
Overall, the total production of five various types of fuels showed a steady rise in Britain during the whole period. Britain managed to produce a growing number of clean energy like natural gas compared with the decrease of nuclear power from 1990 to 2000.
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Maintaining public libraries is a waste of time since computer technology is now replacing their functions. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
The advent of computer technology has shaped the landscape of many traditional industries, among which the public library is the one that has been unprecedentedly challenged. Although the concern and worry for fading dominance of library is not all unwarranted, I still believe the maintenance of public libraries is necessary.
Libraries, though not so easily accessible as the digital books backed by the computer technology, can create an atmosphere which can sooth readers and then make them more concentrate on reading and studying. The piles of books, ranging from literature ones such as novels, poems and proses to the non-literature counterparts such as encyclopedias, history books and so on will give readers a sense of solemn and they are likely to treat reading as a holy baptism stimulating their cognitive development. In comparison, when readers get some information by e-books, they may regard it as a spiritual last food, thereby absorbing little but to idle away time.
Another point for continue to run public libraries is that the functions of libraries is not restricted to do some readings; instead, it is now a multi-functional complex in which the visitors can attend an academic lecture, exchange opinions on some issues with participants in some seminars or receive some professional training and education. This experience can hardly be obtained through some e-books or online courses, which may mainly focus on the presentation of knowledge itself rather than the communication of those who are engaged in it.
Of course, cost of the maintenance of public libraries is one point that undermines the predominance of them. In the virtual digital world, cost can be reduced because of less spending on personnel and premises, making the price of some e-books more seductive. Easy access to abundant resources is also magnetic to some readers, especially who need to keep pace with the latest information.
In conclusion, public libraries still our attention and effort to maintain its operation, in spite of the rising importance of digital libraries.
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