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Any of the fossil fuels (coal, oil and natural gas) is a non renewable source of energy.

Any resource for which there is a finite or limited supply. Fossil fuels do not generate fast enough to meet our demand and use, because it takes millions of years to naturally form more.
the examples are coal ,oil ,gas and copper
coal and oil
Anything that takes more than a lifetime to replenish : coal, oil.
Natural resources that are used up more quickly than they can be replaced are nonrenewable resources. Earths supply of nonrenewable resources are limited . You use nonrenewable resources when you take home groceries in plastic bags, paint a wall, or travel by car. plastic, paints, and gasoline are made from important nonrenewable resources called petroleum, or oil, petroleum is formed mostly from the remains of microscopic marine organisms buried in the earths crust. It is nonrenewable because it takes hundreds of millions of years for it to form.
Non renewable energy is anything that will eventually run out, for example coal, gas, all sorts of fossil fuels
A couple examples of non-renewable ressources are Fossil fuels (such as coal, petroleum and natural gas) and nuclear power (uranium) are examples.
Anything that's mined from the Earth.

In the field of energy, that includes:
*coal
*lignite
*oil
*natural gas
*shale oil
*methane (cow wiener because they eat so much grass, no joke, ask your science teachers or such because it is true, the grass causes flatulent digestion)

I Think Coal.
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Is oil a non-renewable source of energy?

Things are non-renewable when they can only be used once. Oil can only be used once. Sunlight, used in solar power, can be used every day till the end of time.

What are non-renewable sources of energy?

Non-renewable energy sources are the ones which we can only use once and of which there are relatively limited amounts available. Typically, these are oil, natural gas and coal . They were formed inside the earth over millions of years from dead organisms. Such fossil fuels (petroleum, methane, and coal) are non-renewable resources. If exhausted, they would take millions of years to be renewed. Renewable resources on the other hand primarily use natural phenomena such as wind, sun, tides, and geothermal heat (replenished by nature), or biological resources that can be replaced over a short period.

Can you classify energy sources into the renewable and non-renewable groups?

Non-Renewable . When you use petrol, gas, coal... basically anything you burn to produce heat and then turn this energy into electricity of mechanical energy (a car engine) you are using a raw material that is not going to be replaced . In fact petrol, gas and coal takes million of years to be naturally produced. When you are burning wood (from trees), the tree grows again... eventually if you let it do so. This energy can be "kind of renewable" as long as another tree grows as fast in order to replace the one you cut. . Renewable . Wind mills, Solar cells or Turbines in the sea take their energy from wind, solar heat, and the attraction from the moon on the sea. There are based on "natural" energy. This energy will be available as long as our planet exists. There are a couple of sites explaining how to build home made wind mills reusing common old materials... not very efficient but cheap and allows recycling... that is "using again something that is non renewable for another purpose".

What are the meanings of renewable and non-renewable in relation to energy sources?

Renewable = which can be used again eg. wind, water, energy from sun. Non-renewable = which cannot be used again eg. coal, petroleum. Renewable energy is the direction we should be heading in, this will not only clean up the environment but create millions of green jobs too. It's time people participated in the discussion on green energy and adopted it in a big way. renewable resources are resources that... can.. be renewed. such as water, carbon, coconuts, etc.. nonrenewable resources are resources that cannot be replaced anymore. such as petroleum, etc.. . Nonrenewable energy is energy that can not be replenished in a short period of time, such as fossil fuels (coal, oil, and natural gas) Renewable energy is energy from natural resources that can be replenished in a short period of time, such as solar, wind, tidal and geothermal energy. . As for nuclear energy, it is debatable. According to the definitions above it is clear that nuclear energy is nonrenewable. However, on the other side it may be considered almost as renewable energy source because of: . The availability of tremendous resources of uranium . The availability of producing nuclear fuel ( plutonium and uranium-233) in some nuclear reactor types (fast and thermal breeder reactors) that may exceed the consumed nuclear fissile fuel. . The prospects of the nuclear fusion as source of energy (although by definition is nonrenewable energy source) which could add high potentials to nuclear energy resources.

What are the advantages of non-renewable energy sources?

The advantage of non renewable energy, is it's easy and cheap to use. There is no better way to store transfer and use energy than gasoline for powering motor vehicles. It's quick to pump fossil fuel into a car. Its stable in the tank and a gas tank hold quite a bit, and a gasoline powered car is cheap to manufacture. . A: . Coal is a ready-made fuel. . It is relatively cheap to mine and to convert into energy. . Coal supplies will last longer than oil or gas . Oil is a ready-made fuel. . Relatively cheap to mine and to convert into energy . It is a relatively cheap form of energy. . It's a slightly cleaner fuel than coal and oil. . Gas is a ready-made fuel. . Nuclear has a small amount of radioactive material produces a lot of energy. And raw materials are relatively cheap and can last quite a long time. . It doesn't give off atmospheric pollutants. . Biomass is a cheap and readily available source of energy. and If the crops are replaced, biomass can be a long-term, sustainable energy source, but Biomass is actually considered renewable as plants are always growing. . Wood is a cheap and readily available source of energy. . If the trees are replaced, wood burning can be a long-term, sustainable energy source

Why is oil a non-renewable energy source?

Because it is not a natural source and one day it will end up being none left. Oil takes millions of years to produce that oil from underground and it is said that we use it much faster than it produces.

What are the renewable and non-renewable sources of energy?

A renewable source of energy is something that is being continually replaced faster than we use it up. A renewable fuel can be replaced. This would include biomass, you crop it and next season you grow another crop. A renewable source is one that can be used over and over without it running out. . Solar energy is considered a renewable source of energy because the sun's energy is continuous. (Note that the rest of this list are all forms of solar power.) . Wind Power . Water Power (Hydro-electricity from dammed rivers, tidal streams and ocean waves) . Thermal Power from the earth (Geothermal: Using the earth's heat to generate electricity) . Thermal Power from the ocean . Biomass, the burning of plant material, is a renewable resource. Even though the burning puts carbon dioxide (CO2) into the atmosphere, it is recently absorbed CO2, so it is part of the natural carbon cycle. It also prevents a much greater amount of methane being released by the decomposing vegetation, so it is rated as positive. A non-renewable source of energy is something that is not being replaced as we consume it. Fossil fuels cannot be replaced, as they took millions of years to be formed. . Oil is a good example of a non-renewable resource. It is used to make gasoline and other fuels, as well as generating electricity. . Coal is non-renewable. . Natural gas is non-renewable. . Peat is non-renewable. . Uranium is non-renewable.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of renewable and non-renewable energy sources?

1. Advantages of renewable energy: The main advantage is the fact that they arerenewable. We will never run out of sources of renewable energy (atleast in our lifetimes, as long as humans will exist) . solar energy - the sun will always be there,and in abundance - the amount of solar energy intercepted by theEarth every minute is greater than the amount of energy the worlduses in fossil fuels each year. . wind energy - the wind will always exist - Theenergy in the winds that blow across the United States each yearcould produce more than 16 billion GJ of electricity - more thanone and one-half times the electricity consumed in the UnitedStates in 2000. . tidal energy - the moon which provides theforces that causes the tides will always be there . hydroelectric energy - unless there is adrastic change in rain patterns, it will always be there On the other hand, non-renewable resources such as fossil fuels arefinite - our resources of them will run out eventually. A second advantage , renewable resources are seenas being 'green', or environmentally friendly. This is because theydo not emit carbon dioxide (the biggest contributor to globalwarming) into the atmosphere. Non-renewable resources such as petroleum release CO 2 into the environment when they are combusted for energy. Otherrenewables such as biofuels are carbon neutral - producing themconsumes about as much CO 2 as using them produces. 2. Disadvantages of renewable energy Renewable energy is energy derived from sourcesthat will not run out . Some of the present disadvantages are: . solar -- panels are expensive. Governments arenot all willing to buy home generated electricity. Not all climatesare suitable for solar panels. . wind -- turbines are expensive. Wind doesn'tblow all the time, so they have to be part of a larger plan. . waves -- different technologies are beingtried around the world. Scientists are still waiting for the killerproduct. . tides -- barrages (dams) across river mouthsare expensive to build and disrupt shipping. Smaller turbines arecheaper and easier to install. . rivers -- Dams are expensive to build anddisrupt the environment. They have also caused earthquakes. Smallerturbines are cheaper and easier to install. . geothermal -- Difficult to drill two or threekilometers down into the earth. . biofuel -- Often uses crop lands and crops(like corn) to produce the bio-alcohol. This means that more landhas to be cleared to grow crops, or there is not enough food, orthat food becomes more expensive. 3. Advantages of non-renewable energy The advantage of non renewable energy, is it's easy and cheap touse. There is no better way to store transfer and use energy thangasoline for powering motor vehicles. It's quick to pump fossilfuel into a car. It's stable in the tank and a gas tank hold quitea bit, and a gasoline powered car is cheap to manufacture. . Coal is a ready-made fuel. . It is relatively cheap to mine and to convert into energy. . Coal supplies will last longer than oil or gas . Oil is a ready-made fuel. . Relatively cheap to mine and to convert into energy . It is a relatively cheap form of energy. . Natural Gas is a ready-made fuel. It's aslightly cleaner fuel than coal or oil, emitting less carbondioxide. . Nuclear has a small amount of radioactivematerial produces a lot of energy. And raw materials are relativelycheap and can last quite a long time. . It doesn't give off atmospheric pollutants. . Biomass is a cheap and readily availablesource of energy. and If the crops are replaced, biomass can be along-term, sustainable energy source. . Wood is a cheap and readily available sourceof energy. If the trees are replaced, wood burning can be a long-term,sustainable energy source. 4. Disadvantages of non-renewable energy Non-renewable energy comes from fossil fuels (coal, oil,natural gas, uranium): . they are non-renewable and fast depleting; . they leave behind harmful by-products upon combustion, therebycausing a lot of pollution; . mining of such fuels leads to irreversible damage to theadjoining environment; . Fossil fuels pollute the environment . They will eventually run out. . Prices for fossil fuels are rising, especially if the real costof their carbon is included. . Burning fossil fuels produces carbon dioxide, a major cause ofglobal warming.

Are fuel cells a renewable or non-renewable source of energy?

Fuel cells are a manufactured item and are not renewable. The fuel that is used in the fuel cells can either be renewable (alcohol, methane from waste digestion,hydrogen from wind or solar conversion of water) or non-renewable (Hydrogen or methane from oil and gas production, alcohol from industrial processes)

Are renewable sources of energy cheaper than non-renewable sources?

Not as of yet. Most renewable energy sources are still expensive and many are not yet ready for large scale use. Some, such as hydroelectric, are comparable to fossil fuel costs. When this happens, you will see companies naturally migrate to the renewables. Sometimes companies will even start migrating early, providing that some form of mandate or financial incentive is given. Wind is one example. The logic is that if we build enough wind systems, the technology will evovle faster. There is evidence that this evolution is occurring.

How are non-renewable sources of energy used?

Non-renewable sources of energy are fossil fuels (coal, oil and natural gas). These are used in industry, transport and the generation of electricity, usually by burning, which releases carbon dioxide (CO 2 ). This is the main cause of global warming and climate change.

Three non-renewable energy sources?

Fossil Fuels GeoThermal Energy Nuclear Energy Chemical- depending on the source chemical. Yes I No That's 4... ;) Petroleum (crude oil), natural gas (methane and other gases) and coal (not charcoal).

What non renewable energy source is wind energy replacing?

Well it isn't really replacing any one resource; it is a renewable source of energy. We have free space somewhere, so we filled it with windmill type objects to get some energy since nothing else was there (plus they are less expensive than solar paneling). So basically, they are helping to reach the goal of weening off of petroleum.

What energy sources are non-renewable?

Natural resources that are used up more quickly than they can be replaced are nonrenewable resources. Earths supply of nonrenewable resources are limited . You use nonrenewable resources when you take home groceries in plastic bags, paint a wall, or travel by car. plastic, paints, and gasoline are made from important nonrenewable resources called petroleum, or oil, petroleum is formed mostly from the remains of microscopic marine organisms buried in the earths crust. It is nonrenewable because it takes hundreds of millions of years for it to form.

Is nuclear fission a renewable or non-renewable source of energy?

Nuclear fusion is nonrenewable, because it relies on uranium beingfound and extracted from ores, and there is no way to replace thisonce it is used up. It is true you can make fissile material fromnonfissile U-238, but then eventually all the U-238 would be usedup, so that breeding process just enables more energy to beobtained from the uranium source, it does not make any more. If fusion power becomes a reality this will make a huge energyresource available, namely the water in the oceans, and this wouldnever be used up in millions of years, but strictly speaking itwould still not be renewable. It requires hydrogen nuclei as anenergy source, and once these have been used in fusion they are notnaturally replenished. In fact, fusion power has a very high energychange, rendering it near impossible to reverse the process. Astar, for example, is powered by nuclear fusion, and willeventually die out due to a lack of hydrogen. Nuclear Fission is a non-renewable energy source, but it depends onyour perspective. Uranium-235, the primary fuel for nuclear power,has an abundance of 0.7 percent in the Earth. An enrichment of 4%to 5% is required in order to achieve an effective fissionreaction, and the half-life of uranium-235 is about 70 millionyears, with uranium-238 (with an abundance of 99.3%) having ahalf-life of about 447 billion years. As a result, it is unlikelythat we will run out of uranium-235 in the near, mid, and distantfuture. In addition, Plutonium-239, an effective alternate source ofnuclear power, which can be formed from uranium-238, has ahalf-life of about 24,000 years. Because there is no way of making more uranium, once it is used up it will not be replaced. If nuclear fusion becomes possible, using hydrogen isotopes, then there will be a vast new source of energy from the earth's water, but again it is using a fixed resource. In my view the only truly renewable sources of energy are those which are provided by the sun on a daily basis.

Is tidal power a renewable or non-renewable source of energy?

Tidal power is a renewable source of energy. It relies on the gravity of the moon to move the tides up and down. We can take advantage of the moving water to generate electricity without using up any of the energy. The same energy will come back with the next tide.

What is meant by non-renewable source of energy?

The term Nonrenewable energy is used for Energy that could run out or deplete. Renewable energy is just the Opposite, Energy that can be used again and again. Examples: NR - Coal, Oil. R - Solar, Wind.

Is gas a non-renewable energy source?

If you meant natural gas, then yes, it is a non-renewable energy source. It is a part of fossil fuels which are animals and plants that were buried millions of years ago. Once is it burnt, it is gone forever and cannot be renewed. gas is renewable depending on what type of gas you are talking about

Is wind power a renewable or non-renewable source of energy?

Wind is a constantly renewable source of energy. Wind energy is renewable because it harnesses the earth's natural winds. Wind power does not consume anything to be produced. It is the same basic concept as hydroelectric power. renewable

What is the Differentiate renewable from non renewable source of energy?

We are all a little uneasy about our future with regard to the way we generate energy and power. Solar Energy is the process by which we use the radiant energy from the sun. Solar Power is the process of converting sunlight into electricity. The places and methods by which we get our raw materials for power are simultaneously destroying our planet and depleteing supplies of natural resources. There are those who believe that we are not honoring our lease (with regard to the planet Earth) because we are causing damages though not irrevocable, are going to take generations to reverse. Let those of us who care, act, do something! Read about it here, respond, raise a voice, we are on the threshold of change (catacalismic) and we have to embrace this technology now! Renewable energy resources are not only our way out of an environmental disaster, they could solve some of our economic woes. The state of California has completed a study which tracks the costs of their environmental processes. Since 1972 they have saved consumers 56 billion dollars and created 1.5 million jobs. This is a result of embracing alternative and renewable energy sources. This is also happening anywhere in the country where renewable energy in the form of wind and solar power, are producing electricity. This is not a luxury that we pursue when the cost of gasoline goes up. Now is the time to convert our mode of transportation to clean electricity that we get from renewable sources. This is a necessity that is going to save the lives of future generations. We will survive (maybe) the problems we have created in order to power our world. However, our children will not. The climate has changed, we have entire species of animals that are now exstinct due to pollution. Let's look at the possibilities. We are in the midst of a crisis and we must act according to what will benefit not only our generation, but our children as well.

Is coal a renewable or non-renewable source of energy?

Coal Is non renewable. You can only use it once, and then it's ash. Renewable means you use it today, like heat stored from the sun, and more heat still there tomorrow to store again. An example involves wood (burned directly) or crops (converted to ethyl or methyl alcohol or biodiesel and then burnt). These plants can be continuously harvested, used as a fuel and then be regrown (capturing and storing energy received from the sun) again. You can do this on a seasonal basis or whatever cycle length the plant's life cycle dictates (trees may take years to cycle, plants on an annual basis). This makes these plants 'renewable' energy sources while coal is not for reasons stated below: While coal formation is occurring even today, it is for all practical purpose a non-renewable resource. Most coal that is being mined today is from plants that lived millions of years ago and have undergone changes that require geologic pressures and time. The forests that grew during the Carbonaceous Period from which most coal comes from dwarf today's forests and the dead plants built up into very thick layers to eventually compress into coal. Mankind's activities seldom allow for such thick layers of dead plants to occur today.

Is food a non- renewable source of energy?

No Food under normal circumstances is a renewable source of energy. Food is the result of plants getting energy from the sun and converting this energy into storage. the plants can the be eaten and the energy used. The plant however puts out seed and grows again renewing itself as a source of energy.

Is gas a non renewable energy source?

Yes. Gas is a non-renewable energy because it is comes from fossil fuels which were made millions of years ago. So when we use it, there's no more left.

Why is petrol a non renewable energy source?

Petrol is actually, to some degree, renewable. It was formed naturally by the decomposition of organic matter over millions of years; millions of years from now, the earth's supply of fossil fuel will renew itself. However, because the rate of human consumption of petrol and other fossil fuels far exceeds its natural rate of renewal, it is, for our intents and purposes, nonrenewable.

Is biofuel a renewable or non-renewable source of energy?

It is a renewable resource. Biofuel is renewable because the process that generates the fuel is ongoing. Trees can be regrown, sewage can be converted into methane, and oil and alcohol can be generated from various plants. Biofuel takes carbon dioxide from the air as the original vegetation grows, and returns it when burnt, so it has a neutral carbon footprint. It adds no greenhouse gases to the atmosphere.

Is hydroelectric power a renewable or non-renewable source of energy?

Hydroelectric power is renewable. The rivers that provide thispower continue to flow; they are continually renewed by rain, anddo not get used up. Hydroelectric energy is considered a renewable resource. The rainfalls, runs into creeks, then rivers, then the ocean, where itevaporates then falls as rain. Hydroelectic is considered a renewable source of energy. Renewable. It is in fact renewable Renewable because with the amount of water in rivers/seas, therewill be power for a long time. it is a renewable resource Renewable Yes, as long as the river keeps flowing, the mill wheel (orelectric turbine) will keep turning . +++ All very true, but the fly in the ointment is the over-useof the reservoir as a water-supply, reducing the flow downstream.The power-station itself simply returns the water it has borrowed,but in many places now large hydro-electric projects have beenill-used as water supplies.

What do you mean by non-renewable sources of energy?

Non renewable energy is energy that can't be renewed or replaced by the exact same energy, like coal or oil. You need to find another of the same energy to use it again. In other words, once you use that energy, once you burn the oil, it is gone.

Is coal renewable or non renewable energy source?

Coal is a nonrenewable energy source. It took millions of years to create coal. Once it runs out, it's gone for a very long time. Wind and solar are renewal energy sources. There are constantly created all the time. It's always windy. It's always sunny.

Is biofuel a renewable or non renewable source of energy?

Renewable. Biodiesel comes from plants, which get their energy from the Sun, which is a renewable energy source (there's always going to be more energy coming from the Sun until it burns out 4.5 billion years from now). You can always plant more biofuel crops and you can always get more energy from the Sun. That's why they're renewable. There's only so much oil and other fossil fuels on the planet, so they're non-renewable.

Why is a renewable energy source better than a non renewable energy source?

You kind of answered it in your question; that's just it, because it's renewable. If an energy is unable to become new again you can't use it more than once. Non renewable energy is used and then you have to seek new energy, so why not just use renewable to avoid the costly expenditures. Hope this helps! HW: Non-renewable energy sources, such as oil, can be used only once and cannot be replaced. Trees can be replaced within a few years or decades. Plants that are used to make ethanol are replaced almost instantly in comparison. However, once a portion of oil or gasoline is burned, it is gone forever. The processes that resulted in underground oil deposits took tens of thousands of years. Finding a new primary fuel source is mandatory, because if we don't do it now while we have the time, we'll have to do it when the oil is almost all gone, and we certainly don't want that kind of pressure. Another reason you don't want the oil to run out is that it's not just for fuel; it's also the raw material from which plastics are made. Can you imagine a world without plastics?