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Two sources of energy are renewable and nonrenewable
These are fossil fuels coal, oil, gas
The atom used in nuclear power plants uranium
Once a natural resource is used up it is gone- forever
To get the energy out of fuels they have to be burned
Burning fuels causes pollution
Renewable sources can be used again or replaced
Renewable resources include solar, wind, geothermal, biomass, hydropower
Solar energy comes from the sun
Another name for windmills wind turbines
Geothermal energy comes from the earth's crust
Biomass includes natural products like wood, manure, corn
Dams and rivers generate hydropower
Nonrenewable resources include fossil fuels and nuclear
The prefix "geo" means earth
This type of energy only works where the wind blows steadily wind
Thermal means heat
Materials that are burned to produce energy fuels
Materials in the environment that are useful to people natural resources
Engineers extract steam or very hot water from the earth and use the steam to generate electricity
Created by: kemberlian