Meaning of renewable and non-renewable energy
Renewable energy is the energy resources that can be replaced as they are used up. Non-renewable energy is the energy resources that cannot be replenished as they are used up.
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Examples of renewable and non-renewable energy
Examples of renewable sources of energy are:
- Sea (tides)
Examples of non-renewable sources of energy are:
- Radioactive or nuclear materials
- Petroleum or natural gas
- Coal and wood
- Fossil fuel
Use of renewable and non-renewable energy
- Used as form of transportation
- In information communication technology
- In agriculture
- Source of energy for operating domestic equipment
Misuse of renewable and non-renewable energy
- Greenhouse effect
- Global warming
- Oil spillage
- Acid rain
- Explain non-renewable sources of energy.
- List four renewable sources of energy
- The renewable source of energy that uses the force of tides and waves is from (a) sea (b) wind (c) rain (d) car.
- The increase in the temperature of the earth’s atmosphere is caused by certain gases called …… (a) greenhouse gases (b) global warming gases (c) acid rain gases (d) special gases.
- Radioactive or nuclear materials is a renewable source of energy (a) true (b) false (c) not yet (d) undefined.
- Which of these is not a natural source of energy (a) sun (b) wind (c) water (d) kerosene?
- The following are not the effect of misuse of renewable and non-renewable source energy except (a) acid rain (b) regular water flow (c) traffic congestion (d) fire outbreak.
- Differentiate between renewable and non-renewable energy sources.
- List three non-renewable energy source