difference between renewable and nonrenewable resources PDF

The main differences between renewable and nonrenewable resources are the renewable energy can be replenished with a short period of time and Non-renewable energy cannot be replenished with a short period of time.

Today we will study the Difference Between Renewable and Nonrenewable Resources in detail.

Note: At the bottom of the articles you can download PDF.

Before moving further on differences lets have an overview of both Renewable and Non-renewable sources of energy first.

So let’s start with Renewable resources,

Renewable resources:

This is defined as the sources of energy that are produced continuously in nature and are essentially inexhaustible at least in the time frame of human societies.

These energy sources replenished themselves naturally in a relatively short time and therefore will always be available.

Nonrenewable resources:

Nonrenewable Energy resources are defined as the energy resources which have been accumulated over the ages and not quickly replenishable when they are exhausted.

difference between renewable and nonrenewable resources PDF
Difference between Renewable and Nonrenewable resources

Difference Between Renewable and Nonrenewable Resources:

Here are the 10 Points in detail about the Difference Between Renewable and Nonrenewable Resources:

Renewable Sources Non-renewable sources
These energy sources can be replenished with a short period of time.Whereas, These energy sources cannot be replenished with a short period of time.
Sources like Solar energy. Wind energy is continuously available and do not deteriorate environmental health and also human health.This source type contributes to generating greenhouse gases that cause Global warming, a negative effect on the environment.
Renewable sources involve high investment though it is available cheaply.It quite cheap compared to renewable energy.
Due to the intermittent nature of availability of energy sources like solar, wind and Tidal continuous supply of energy is not possibleHere the continuous supply of energy is possible.
Few renewable energy conversion systems can be often built close to the site where energy is required. This minimizes transmission costs.Transmission costs are generally high.

Other 5 points are:

Energy sources such as wind energy, Tidal energy are available in the only selected geographical region in the world.This energy source is less dependent on the geographical regions and normally available everywhere.
Not dependent on foreign suppliers.But this one is may depend on foreign suppliers like coal, petroleum and more.
These sources can be used again and again. ButNon-renewable cannot be used again and again. One day it will be exhausted.
This is pollution-free sources of energy.This is not a pollution-free source of energy.
Example: Solar, Wind, Tidal energy.Example: Fossil fuel, coal.

So this our short presentation on the difference between Renewable and Nonrenewable Resources, I hope you like it if so, let me know your thoughts in the comment section.

Some FAQ:

What are Renewable Resources?

Solar, Wind, Tidal Energy are Renewable resources energy.

What are Non-Renewable Resources?

Fossil fuel, coal are non-renewable sources of energy.

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