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Chapter 6

Natural Energy Resources

what are Energy Resources Energy resources are resources that can produce heat, make electricity or move objects
what is a non renewable energy source can be used only once and will run out eventually; also called finite energy
what are examples of non renewable energy sources Oil Peat Gas Coal
what are oil,peat, coal, and gas also known as Fossil Fuels
what is a renewable energy source can be used repeatedly and will not run out
what are examples of renewable energy resources Solar power (Sun) Wind Energy Tidal energy (Waves) Geothermal energy (heat energy generated and stored in the earth) Biomass energy (Burning waste wood or vegetable products) Hydroelectric power (Water)
whats the problem with non-renewable energy Increased Consumption (demand at an all time high) Finite Supply (will run out) Carbon Imbalance (rise in CO2 levels)
what is the Impact of non-renewable energy sources Rising Temperature Air Pollution Environmental Disasters (e.g. destruction of natural habitats)
whats the solution to non-renewable energy Renewable sources such as Solar energy, wind farms or tidal energy which are efficient (tidal), produce zero greenhouse gases (wind) and can generate income (solar)
what are the benefits of implementing renewable energy Improves health reduce costs for energy provides a sustainable form of energy production
what does exploitation mean to make use of and benefit from a resource
Created by: JMahango
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