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Irwin Energy Chp 5 section 4

A resource that forms at a rate that is much slower than the rate at which it is consumed. nonrenewable resource
A nonrenewable energy resource formed from the remains of organisms that lived long ago. fossil fuel
A natural resource that can be replaced at the same rate at which the resource is consumed. renewable resource
Where does nuclear energy come from. Radioactive elements
These convert wind energy into electrical energy. Wind Turbines
This converts the energy from water going downstream into electrical energy. Dam
Why are fossil fuels considered nonrenewable resources? They are used more quickly than they are replaced.
Most of the coal in the United States is used to produce? Steam for generators
A natural resource that can be converted inot other forms of energy in order to do useful work. Energy Resource
Gasoline, Kerosene, Wax, and Petrochmeiclas come from? Petroleum
This is used in heating systems, stoves, ovens and vehicles: Natural Gas
In this process a uranium atom is split into two smaller nuclei, which releases nuclear energy. Nuclear Fission
Sunlight can be changed into electrical energy through: Solar Cells
Thermal Energy casued by the heating of Earth's Crust is called: Geothermal Energy
This is the source of most energy on Earth Sun
Choices about energy resources depend on? Where you live and what it is needed for.
Created by: shawnyd