Renewable energy


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  1. Renewable energy is generally defined as energy that comes from resources which are naturally replenished on a human timescale such as sunlight, wind, rain, tides, waves and geothermal heat.

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Renewable and nonrenewable resources

We use a variety of Earth's resources, but not all of them will be around forever. This lesson explains the difference between resources that can...


  1. Biomass is biological material derived from living, or recently living organisms. In the context of biomass for energy this is often used to mean plant based material, but biomass can equally apply to both animal and vegetable derived material.


  1. Hydropower or water power (from the Greek: ύδρω, "water" ) is power derived from the energy of falling water and running water, which may be harnessed for useful purposes.

Solar energy

  1. Solar energy is radiant light and heat from the sun harnessed using a range of ever-evolving technologies such as solar heating, solar photovoltaics, solar thermal energy, solar architecture and artificial photosynthesis.

Wind energy

  1. A wind turbine is the popular name for a device that converts kinetic energy from the wind into electrical power. Technically there is no turbineused in the design but the term appears to have migrated from parallel hydroelectric technology.


  1. Geothermal energy is the heat from the Earth. It's clean and sustainable. Resources of geothermal energy range from the shallow ground to hot water and hot rock found a few miles beneath the Earth's surface, and down even deeper to the extremely high temperatures of molten rock called magma.


Fossil fuels

  1. Fossil fuel is a general term for buried combustible geologic deposits of organic materials, formed from decayed plants and animals that have been converted to crude oil, coal, natural gas, or heavy oils by exposure to heat and pressure in the earth's crust over hundreds of millions of years.


  1. Coal is a fossil fuel formed from the decomposition of organic materials that have been subjected to geologic heat and pressure over millions of years. Coal is considered a nonrenewable resource because it cannot be replenished on a human time frame.

Natrual gas

  1. Natural gas is a fossil fuel formed when layers of buried plants, gases, and animals are exposed to intense heat and pressure over thousands of years. The energy that the plants originally obtained from the sun is stored in the form of chemical bonds in natural gas.

Nuclear energy


  1. the energy released during nuclear fission or fusion, especially when used to generate electricity.

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Renewable and nonrenewable resources

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Just another stop motion video for a school project (: ... Stop Motion Film: Renewable vs ...