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What is the meaning of non renewable resources?
Vocabulary Non-renewable energy comes from sources that will run out or will not be replenish ed in our lifetimes鈥攐r even in many, many lifetimes. Most non-renewable energy sources are fossil fuel s: coal, petroleum, and natural gas. Carbon is the main element in fossil fuels.
Why is coal a non-renewable source?
It is a non-renewable source because it takes millions of years to form. Coal is the world鈥檚 largest source of energy for the production of electricity and the use of it is increasing every year. E.g. in 2006 the world consumed over 6,000,000,000,000 Kg of coal.
What are the alternatives to nonrenewable energy?
Alternative energy sources, such as wind and solar energy, are a possible solution to the depletion of nonrenewable sources. Both of these clean energy sources are available in unlimited supply. An aerial view of a coal-fired power plant in Mount Storm, West Virginia, taken in June 2012.
Is coal unsustainable?
Not only is coal unsustainable it鈥檚 quite unsafe not just for the environment but to people too. Coal contains the most CO2, it is the largest contributor Non-Renewable energy is the energy which is taken from the sources that are available on the earth in limited quantity and will vanish fifty-sixty years from now.