Nonrenewable and renewable energy resources
Nonrenewable energy resources
Fossil fuels:There are some different kinds of fossil fuels like coal,natural gas and petroleum.Some things that fossil fuels are used for are heating buildings,powering cars and making plastics and other materials.Coal formed on land from plants that died millions of years ago and were buried under thick layers of sediment and rock.Petroleum and natural gas formed from microscopic ocean floor.These organisms were gradually buried under layers of sediment-sand and mud-under rock.Over millions of years,increasing temperature and pressure from the weight of the sediment and rock layers changed the dead organisms into petroleum and natural gas.Fossil fuels can be good and bad some good things are that there easy to transport,widely available,relatively inexpensive and fossil fuel power plants relatively inexpensive to operate.Some bad things are that drilling and surface mining may damage land and wildlife habitats,oil spills and leaks can harm wildlife,burning fossil fuels can produce air pollution and carbon dioxide that con cause global warming.
Renewable energy resources
Solar:solar energy comes from the sun it is converted directly into electric energy by solar cells.Solar cells contain materials that transform radiant energy into electric energy when sunlight strikes the solar cell.Solar cells can be placed on the roof of a building to provide electric energy.Solar energy is used to power houses and buildings and sometimes cars.
I used my physical science textbook.
How Does Solar Energy Work?