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What is the difference between renewable and non renewable resources?

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sajo | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 1) Honors

Posted November 18, 2008 at 5:02 PM via web

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What is the difference between renewable and non renewable resources?

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melony82 | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Associate Educator

Posted November 19, 2008 at 7:24 AM (Answer #1)

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Resources can be divided into two categories: renewable and non-renewable.

Renewable resources can be easily replaced after they are used.  For example, sunlight, wind, beef, corn, and water.

Non-renewable resources are very difficult, if not impossible, to replace once they have been used.  Examples include gold, diamonds, coal, oil, natural gas, and copper.

Currently, there is a big push for the development of new and/or improved methods for harnessing the power of renewable resources to power automobiles and electrical grids around the country and world.  This is because the population is quickly realizing that petroleum based products, like gasoline, will eventually run out.  This has been largely affected by the sudden spike in fuel prices and the growing awareness of our role in global warming.

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helen75 | Student, Grade 10 | (Level 1) Salutatorian

Posted November 18, 2008 at 6:16 PM (Answer #2)

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Renewable resources are those that are replaced in nature at a rate close to their rate of use. Nonrenewable resources exist in fixed amounts or are used up faster than they can be replaced in nature.

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cody1kc2 | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Salutatorian

Posted December 12, 2008 at 12:49 AM (Answer #8)

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Renewable energy can be easily replaced, such as water and sunlight energy. Nonrenewable energy cannot be easily replaced as in the fossil fuels (natural gas, oil, coal) that took thousands to millions of years to make.

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phantasm921 | Student | (Level 1) Honors

Posted May 30, 2011 at 6:47 PM (Answer #3)

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Renewable resources:-

Renewable resources are those which are replaced by nature fast enough before their deplement. Renewable resources include human resources. Resources like water are renewable resources.

Non-Renewable resources:-

Non-renewable resources are those which are depleted before nature can replenish them. This category include huge number of important resources like mineral resource,wildlife and any more.

 

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mithi9litcrazy | Student | (Level 1) Honors

Posted June 1, 2011 at 2:08 PM (Answer #4)

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renewable resources are those which can be renewed ie. replaced by nature.they exist in vast amounts in nature.

eg:sun,wind,water

non renewable resources are the ones which cannot be replaced by the nature once they have been used.

eg:oil,coal,petroleum

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babyyukkii | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 1) Honors

Posted June 5, 2011 at 7:18 PM (Answer #5)

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renewable and non-renewable is something that we can renew and replenished while non-renewable were something which we cannot replenished or renew.

 

renewable....

sunway-sun

water-water

beach -biomass

resort-rain

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lovepeacea | Student | (Level 1) Salutatorian

Posted July 21, 2011 at 8:54 AM (Answer #6)

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Renewable Resources can be renewed by Nature, While Non-Renewable Resources can NOT be replaced, For example, Air, Solar energy, Soil and water can be renewed while Gasoline, Oil or fuels cannot be replaced (Mostly By Nature)

 

                 Hope This Helped, Kiana (Lovepeacea)

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azzyj | Student, Grade 10 | (Level 1) Salutatorian

Posted July 24, 2011 at 8:08 PM (Answer #7)

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We will run out of non-renewable resources (e.g coal, oil, gas) but we will not run out of renewable resources (e.g wind, tides, biomass)

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rhales | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Honors

Posted June 3, 2011 at 11:27 AM (Answer #9)

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When I taught this to my students we learned about solar energy as a renewable resource. They built solar cookers and we cooked hot dogs outside, they loved it!

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sarthusengupta | Student, Grade 9 | (Level 1) Honors

Posted June 9, 2011 at 12:08 AM (Answer #10)

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Renewable resources are the resources which can be recycled

Non Renewable resources are the resource which can't be recycled

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shizza123 | Student, Grade 10 | (Level 1) Valedictorian

Posted June 11, 2011 at 7:44 AM (Answer #11)

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Renewable resources are the resources that can replenish themselves in a small amount of time.

Non-renewable resources are the resources that can either never replenish themelves or can do it only after millions and billions of years.

You could think of it as recycling. Some things recycle themselves while the others are non-recyclable for a long period of time.

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faschr4023 | Student, Grade 10 | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted June 14, 2011 at 12:56 AM (Answer #12)

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a renewable resource is a rescource in which the time it takes to make the resource is equal to or les than the time it takes to use the resource. A non renewable rescource is a resource in which the time it takes to make the rescource is greater that the time it takes to use the rescource.

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manyasinghal | Student, Grade 9 | (Level 1) Honors

Posted June 20, 2011 at 2:19 AM (Answer #13)

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Renewable                                            Non renewable

1.non- coventional resources              conventional resources

2.will never get exhausted                  would soon deplete

3.can be regenerated                         cannot be regenrated

4.can be utilised over a long               cannot be continuosly

utilized over a long        period of time.

eg: - air, water, plants, animals           eg:- minerals, coal, soil

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sakshikewl | Student, Grade 10 | (Level 1) Honors

Posted June 20, 2011 at 3:29 PM (Answer #14)

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renewable resoureces are those which can get renewed or replaced.

for examlpe: sunlight

non renewable are those which get exhausted and can not be renewed.

example: fossil fuels.

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bbehaghel | Student, Grade 11 | (Level 1) Valedictorian

Posted June 28, 2011 at 1:41 AM (Answer #15)

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hahahahaha

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amneet | Student, Grade 10 | (Level 1) Honors

Posted June 30, 2011 at 11:48 AM (Answer #16)

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renewable resources are those which can be used seversl times.renewable resources are inexhaustible,which means these resources will never get completely used up by human consumption.example -water sunlight,air etc.

non-renewable resources are those which can be not be recycled by nature.these are exhautible and cannot be used for long period of time.these are available to us in limited quantity.example-coal,petroleum,minierals etc

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americangenius | Student, Grade 9 | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted July 2, 2011 at 11:54 AM (Answer #17)

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I know you have read this many times but I feel the need to type it again. Renewable resources can be use overand over again but there is a problem with that for humans are using it faster than it's being made. Nonrenewables cannot be use over and over again things like our fossil fuels coal, natural gas, oil.

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kavishchopda | Student, Grade 10 | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted July 3, 2011 at 7:18 PM (Answer #18)

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Renwable sources of energy are those which are enormus in nature and do not get exhausted quickly they are non-convential type of energy.Non-Renawablr are just the opposite as the get exhausted and can't be replenished in nature.they are convential form of energy.

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fami | Student, Grade 10 | (Level 1) Honors

Posted July 8, 2011 at 5:44 PM (Answer #19)

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Renewable energy is generated from natural means of satisfying human needs and can be replenished, reused and reproduces easily. Renewable energy resources are abundant and by far the most unpolluted and sanitary sources of energy on Earth. e.g:- wind, tidal, hydral, solar, nuclear, geothermal, etc                             (renewable energy resources are clean, efficient, free, safe, cost effective, unlimited and sustainable)

Renewable energy resources are classified into two types: continuous and sustainable.

ON THE OTHER HAND

Non-renewable energy resources, cannot be produced, grown or generated and are supposed to be preserved overtime, in order to prevent their depletion or exhaustion. e.g:- fossil fuel and radioactive fuel.                                                                   (non-renewable energy resources are limited, expensive, unsafe, polluting and not sustainable)

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lauramarie8 | Elementary School Teacher | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted July 9, 2011 at 9:34 AM (Answer #20)

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The difference between non-renewable resources and renewable resources is that resources, which are items available to humans and animals to use, can be either renewable, in other words, they keep repopulating themselves at a rate that makes them useful to us over and over again or they are non-renewable, which means that it takes so long for them to populate that we are not able to use them in our lifetime.  Often resources take thousands of years to renew, such as oil, which comes from fossilized animals.  It takes a long time to fosilize!  The sun, on the other hand, is a great renewable resource because it is always there for us to use.

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jubileejourney | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted July 10, 2011 at 8:04 AM (Answer #21)

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Renewable resources are those resources which can easily be replenished or that will never be exhausted by human consumption. Renewable resources include wind, sun, and to some degree water are all considered renewable. Nonrenewable resources, once consumed are not replaced or are replaced as such a slow rate they will not be renewed in our lifetime. Resources such as minerals, gold, diamonds and to some degree water cannot be replaced. Resources such as fossil fuels including gas and oil renew at such a slow rate are considered nonrenewable. Trees of the rain forests is another recourse that is being depleted so quickly that once gone not only are the trees and resources depleted but the fragile ecosystem destroyed. The renewable nature of water is fragile. While it is true the cyclical nature of water replenishing through evaporation and precipitation generally leads to the belief that water is completely renewable. However, human actions can drain drinkable water. Redirection of rivers through damming can cause water sources to be exhausted. Additionally, water sources from some aquifers are not renewable. An example is the Ogallala aquifer beneath the Great Plains, which is becoming depleted at an alarming rate and is not being replenished.
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pitabasa007 | Student, Grade 10 | (Level 1) Honors

Posted July 15, 2011 at 6:07 PM (Answer #22)

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RENEWABLE RESOURCES=

Renewable resources are the natural resources which can be used again and again or can be reproduced by physical, mechanical and chemical processes. Eg- solar energy, air, water and soil.

NON-RENEWABLE RESOURCES=

Non-renewable resources are the natural resources that cannot be replaced at all or within a reasonable period of time. Eg- fossil fuels such as oil, gas and coal.

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vikarnan | Student, Grade 10 | (Level 1) Honors

Posted July 19, 2011 at 5:41 AM (Answer #23)

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Non Renewable resources are sources that cannot be used again after you use. Some can be renewed but not between a considerable period. Fossil fuels are a good example of a non renewable source.

Renewable resources are resources that uyou can keep using since it is very quickly renewed. Water is an example of a renewable source.

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purinchizu | Student, Grade 9 | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted July 26, 2011 at 5:10 PM (Answer #24)

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Non-renewable resources are resources that are hard to find and this are resources that only found in few places like oil and in the term of animals non-renewable resources are endangered THAT WE ARE NOT SUPPOSE TO ABUSE!!!

While renewable resources are resources that are always there and can be easily be found everywhere like air ..

 

-fRoM My MiNd-

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samarka | Student, Grade 11 | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted July 28, 2011 at 4:17 PM (Answer #25)

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Renewable Energy Sources are energy which has a source in nature

i.e, the energy sources obtained from nature like solar energy,wind

energy etc. As the nature is too large as compared to humans, even if

we exploit these sources they will not end in the near future.For

Example,the solar energy will definitely finish one day when the

Reaction in the sun is over but definitely not in the near future.It will

millions and millions of years.

 

Whereas

Non Renewable Energy sources are also found in nature but they

caanot be restored back as they are not available in plenty in nature

and they require millions of years to form.Eg. fossil fuels like

coal,petroleum etc.They should be used judiciously.

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hobyheather | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Adjunct Educator

Posted July 29, 2011 at 11:57 AM (Answer #26)

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Non-renewable resources are used up quicker than they can be made by nature. Usually the cut off time is more than 100 years.

Renewable resources replenish naturally within 100 years, or close to how fast they are being used up.

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polly123456 | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 1) Salutatorian

Posted August 7, 2011 at 4:37 PM (Answer #27)

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renewable resources once used, can be re-used.

non-renewable resources once used, can never be used again.

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lxin42140 | Student, Grade 9 | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted August 9, 2011 at 12:23 AM (Answer #28)

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renewable means---- "re" as in again, so it means to become"new again". ok, not exactly, but u can work out the meaning somewhat like that.

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annammma | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted August 12, 2011 at 12:46 AM (Answer #29)

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renewbale resources are those resources which cam be renewed or reuses .for example, solar energy

non renewbale resouces are those resources that cannot be reused ,once if we use it , example coal. petroluem

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muntaha123 | Student, Grade 11 | (Level 3) eNoter

Posted August 14, 2011 at 8:08 AM (Answer #30)

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renewable sources can be recycled e.g coal,nuclear powerand nonrenewable sources can not be recycled e.gpaper ,solar energy air and water

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winthrop121 | Student, Grade 9 | (Level 2) eNoter

Posted August 17, 2011 at 3:42 AM (Answer #31)

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This is very simple. Renewbale resources are resources that can be renewed, or are replacable such as solar or wind power. Nonrenewbale resources are the opposite of renewbale resources, they cannot be reused, such as coal and oil. I hope this answer helps you!

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karan123- | Student, Grade 10 | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted August 22, 2011 at 2:55 PM (Answer #32)

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renewable-non convential source of energy,can be replenished

non renewable-conventional source of energy,cannot be replenished as it takes a long period of time

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sureshpandey | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 1) Honors

Posted August 30, 2011 at 8:52 PM (Answer #33)

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According to the nature of life span of sources of energy, they are divided into  2 main kinds they are Renewable source of energy and Non-renewable sources of energy.

Renewable source of energy are the energy sources which are continuously used in the nature and can't be exhausted .They are present in great amount in the nature. Eg solar energy , Hydro energy etc

Those sources of energy which is stored in the nature and can't be replaced quickly. if exhausted are called non renewable sources of energy. Fossil fuel like coal, petrolium etc .They are present in scarce amount in the nature .

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steroids1o2 | Student, Grade 9 | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted September 5, 2011 at 3:14 AM (Answer #34)

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nonrenewable resources:are resources such as coal, gas, and oil. nonrenewable resources are rescources that take a very long time to make( are used faster then are being made)

renewable resources: are resources such as wind, water, and garbage. renewable resources dont take many years to be made and are an allmost unlimited supplie.

 

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shivangivardhan | Student, Grade 11 | (Level 1) Honors

Posted September 6, 2011 at 1:01 AM (Answer #35)

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Renewable energy can be easily replaced, such as water and sunlight energy. Nonrenewable energy cannot be easily replaced as in the fossil fuels (natural gas, oil, coal) that took thousands to millions of years to make.


nonrenewable resources:are resources like coal, gas, and oil. nonrenewable resources are rescources that take a very long time to make( are used faster then are being made)

renewable resources: are resources such as wind, water, and garbage. renewable resources dont take many years to be made and are an almost unlimited supply

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snickel1 | College Teacher | (Level 1) Salutatorian

Posted September 9, 2011 at 3:57 AM (Answer #36)

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aslanchildnature | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted September 16, 2011 at 5:28 AM (Answer #37)

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renewable resources, such as wind, water, and sunlight, will never run out, as the earth keeps producing more. non renewable resources have a limited supply on the planet

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ella301 | Student, Grade 10 | (Level 1) Salutatorian

Posted September 18, 2011 at 10:42 AM (Answer #38)

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Renewable resources are those that are replaced in nature at a rate close to their rate of use. Nonrenewable resources exist in fixed amounts or are used up faster than they can be replaced in nature.

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jaguar174 | Student, Grade 10 | (Level 1) Salutatorian

Posted September 19, 2011 at 10:25 AM (Answer #39)

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renewable can be replaced but non-renewable energy cannot be replaed.

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ochanya | Student, Grade 11 | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted September 21, 2011 at 11:53 AM (Answer #40)

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renewable energy resources are those that can be replaced like sun waterwhile non renewable are those that cannot be replaced after being exhausted

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spatrickdavis | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Honors

Posted September 22, 2011 at 8:31 AM (Answer #41)

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Renewable resources can be restored or renewed.  Non-renewable once used are gone forever.

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salmanameerassadi | Student, Grade 11 | (Level 1) Honors

Posted September 22, 2011 at 11:42 PM (Answer #42)

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RENEWABLE:CAN BE RENEWED,NON CONVENTIONAL,NON EXHAUSTIBLE,POLLUTION FREE,CHEAP,ABUNDANT IN NATURE,EG ARE SOLAR,TIDAL ETC

NON RENEWABLE IS ITS VICE VERSA

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J6 | Student, Grade 11 | (Level 1) Honors

Posted September 25, 2011 at 3:21 PM (Answer #43)

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Renewable resources are resources that can be replaced as they are used. They include:

soil, air, water, sunlight and wood

Non-renewable resources are those natural resources that cannot be replaced as they are used. They include:

oil, coal, gas and uranium

 

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heavenworld678 | Student, Grade 9 | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted October 4, 2011 at 10:01 PM (Answer #44)

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  • Renewable energy sources - sources of energy which are produced in nature continuously and do not get exhausted with use are called renewable energy sources. Eg: sun,wind,biogas etc.
  • Non-renewable energy sources - sources of energy which are accumulated in nature and exhausted with use are called 'non-renewable energy sources'. they are also known as ' conventional sources of energy'. Eg: fossil fuels, nuclear energy etc.

Thank you, i hope this answer fits for you all, who read this!

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cutebhalla | Student | (Level 1) Honors

Posted October 9, 2011 at 3:53 AM (Answer #45)

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Renewable resources r those resources which can be renewed or replenished.

Non Renewable resources are those resources which cannot be renewed or take 100's of years to get renewed

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patelmilia98 | Student, Grade 9 | (Level 1) Valedictorian

Posted October 12, 2011 at 6:18 AM (Answer #46)

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Non renewable can't be remade. Once they are gone they can't come back renewable can be renued such as water.

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rajeevandrew | Student, Grade 11 | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted October 28, 2011 at 3:15 PM (Answer #47)

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the sources which cannot be reused after their energy is exhausted is known as non-renewable energy source.

and the source which can be used contineously is known as renewable energy source.

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ipsaedu | Student, Grade 10 | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted October 29, 2011 at 12:29 AM (Answer #48)

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Renewable resources are those which do noy get exhausted .For eg:solar energy.Non Renewable resources are those which get exhausted soon

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lilspark500 | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted November 3, 2011 at 7:31 PM (Answer #49)

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a renewable  resource is  that which after used can be made new and usable while a non-renewable resource cannot be made new after use.

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jessica500 | Student, Grade 9 | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted January 7, 2012 at 11:45 PM (Answer #50)

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Non-renewable: Is something that will eventually run out and nature or anyone can no bring it back.

Renewable: Renewable is something that we can use over and over again and will never run out.

 

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jessica500 | Student, Grade 9 | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted January 7, 2012 at 11:51 PM (Answer #51)

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Non-renewable: Is something that will eventually run out and nature or anyone can no bring it back.

Renewable: Renewable is something that we can use over and over again and will never run out.

 

Sources:

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arrellbelle | Student, College Sophomore | (Level 1) Valedictorian

Posted June 6, 2014 at 4:44 PM (Answer #58)

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Just as the name suggests. Renewable resources are the sources that can be utilized over and over again. Examples would include sunlight, water, and oxygen. The opposite would be Non-Renewable resources. These would be resources that can no longer be used again once it has been used the first time. An example of that would be coal and oil.

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zumba96 | TA , Grade 11 | (Level 2) Valedictorian

Posted June 7, 2014 at 8:11 PM (Answer #59)

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Renewable resources are ones that can be replaced or reused as time goes on. Non renewable resources are those that can't be replaced or reused once it is out. For example, Sunlight, Air, these are renewable because they are reused everyday and do not run out. However, non renewable resources include coal, minerals, etc because once those run out they cannot be replenished 

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jess1999 | TA , Grade 9 | (Level 1) Valedictorian

Posted June 15, 2014 at 11:18 PM (Answer #60)

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Renewable resources are resources that are able to be replenish after a short period of time. For example, water is a renewable resource because water being able to be replenished. Other renewable resources are wind and solar.

Nonrenewable resources are resources that are not able to be replenished quickly or at all. Example of nonrenewable resources are fossil fuels and nuclear fuels.

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lv1997 | (Level 2) eNoter

Posted July 5, 2014 at 1:41 AM (Answer #61)

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Renewable resources can be easily replaced after they are used.

Non-renewable resources are very difficult, if not impossible, to replace once they have been used. 

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melissa1106 | TA , Grade 11 | (Level 1) Salutatorian

Posted August 13, 2014 at 9:58 PM (Answer #62)

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renewable sources are sources on earth that can be replaced and used again.

Ex: wind power, water, planting, etc.

These sources are better for the environment and can last us in the long run but can sometimes be also pricey.

Nonrenewable sources are sources that cannot be put back into the earth once they are taken. Once they run out they are gone forever.

Ex: Oil, coal, fossil fuels

These sources although necessary are going to run out at some point and be no longer available.

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strwbrry16 | TA , Grade 5 | (Level 1) Valedictorian

Posted October 20, 2014 at 2:57 PM (Answer #63)

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Nonrenewable energy resources, like coal, nuclear, oil, and natural gas, are available in limited supplies. This is usually due to the long time it takes for them to be replenished.

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

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bbehaghel | Student, Grade 11 | (Level 1) Valedictorian

Posted May 24, 2011 at 4:59 AM (Answer #52)

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renewable energy is everything that is natural ie: Solar panels, wind turbines, biomass... Everything that does not release alot of CO2, and that does not affect the atmosphere alot.

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minjung119 | Student, Grade 10 | (Level 1) Honors

Posted June 12, 2011 at 4:59 AM (Answer #53)

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renewable can be replaced.

non-renewable cannot be replaced.

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ilikeschoolcuzimcool | Student, Grade 9 | (Level 1) Honors

Posted June 5, 2011 at 12:02 PM (Answer #54)

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RENEWABLE CAN BE REUSED, NONRENEWABLE CAN'T BADA BING BABY!

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bacem1 | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted June 23, 2011 at 12:16 PM (Answer #55)

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the above mentioned answers 

plus   the word "non"

the renewable resource doesn't have "none" before it.

lol

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sandali | Student, Grade 11 | (Level 1) Salutatorian

Posted June 2, 2011 at 1:57 AM (Answer #56)

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Renewable resources cannot be used over again and is infinite.

Ex: water

 

Non renewable - is finite and will run out some day

ex: coal, oil

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bbehaghel | Student, Grade 11 | (Level 1) Valedictorian

Posted June 20, 2011 at 1:44 AM (Answer #57)

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