Renewable energy

Energy resources are the different ways of supplying an energy form.

For example:

  • Chemical energy is an energy form.
  • Food, oil, coal, gas, petrol, turf and wood are some of the resources which supply chemical energy.
  • Kinetic energy is an energy form.
  • Waves, tides, wind and falling water are some of the resources which supply kinetic energy.

There are many different energy resources.

They can be split into renewable and non-renewable resources.

Renewable energy resources

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Renewable energy is defined as energy that is collected from resources that will never run out or which are replaced by nature in less than a human lifetime.
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Non-renewable energy is defined as energy collected from resources that cannot be replaced when they are used up, such as oil, natural gas or coal.