----Pros And Cons Of Renewable and Nonrenewable Energy!--3rd

-----The Difference Between Them!-----

  • Nonrenewable resources are: coal, nuclear, oil, and natural gas, can available in limited supplies.

  • Renewable resources are replenished naturally and over relatively short periods of time.

-----Renewable And Nonrenewable-----

-----Renewable Source-----

---Renewable Energy is a source that is not depleted when used, such as wind or solar power

Renewable Source

  • Pros: One major advantage with the use of renewable energy is that as it is renewable it is therefore sustainable and so will never run out.
  • Cons: One disadvantage with renewable energy is that it is difficult to generate the quantities of electricity. Another disadvantage of renewable energy sources is the reliability of supply. Renewable energy often relies on the weather for its source of power.

-----Nonrenewable Source-----

---Non-renewable energy comes from sources that will run out. Most non-renewable energy sources are fossil fuels: coal, petroleum, and natural gas.

  • Pros: Most nonrenewable sources of energy are easy to transport from one area to another. For example petroleum oils which can be transported via pipes.
  • Cons: Produce harmful green house gases which contribute global warming. Coal once burnt produces carbon dioxide harmful to the environment.
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  • Pros: While wood has always served as a fuel source for fires and ovens

, and conventional heating methods, biomass energy advancements are a few steps beyond that.

  • Cons: using animal and human waste to power engines may save on carbon dioxide , but it increases gases, which are also harmful to the Earth.
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  • Pros: Geothermal energy is renewable, meaning that as long as we don’t pump too much cold water into the earth -cooling off the hot rocks- the energy will just keep on coming!
  • Cons: sometimes a geothermal might, well, literally run out of steam.

And when this happens, the dry spell may last for periods that reach into the decades!

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  • Pros: Wind turbines don't produce emissions that cause acid rain or greenhouse gases.
  • Cons: Turbine blades could damage local wildlife.