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Non Renewable Energy Sources
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coal, oil, natural gas
Name the 3 fossil fuels
non renewable energy resources
used faster than they can be replaced by natural processes
energy released from atomic reactions
energy used by appliances which are plugged in, but not turned on
this burns more efficiently because it is more dense than other types
which fossil fuel is the main contributor to global warming?
wherever there is a current coal deposit, there used to be a ___.
heat & pressure
these 2 forces act on old swamps or dead plankton layers to create fossil fuels coal, oil and natural gas
If humans on Earth used fewer fossil fuels, we could limit the amount of ___ in the atmosphere.
liquid formed from dead marine organisms
this fossil fuel is less dense than oil
solid fossil fuel
splitting of uranium atoms
gas made from dead marine organisms
fossil fuel relatively inexpensive and easy to transport by tanker ship
produces radioactive waste, but not much of it
CO2 & methane
the 2 most abundant greenhouse gases
coal, oil, natural gas, nuclear fission (splitting atoms)
condensation (steam/water vapor turns to water)
what happens in the condenser of a power plant?
atoms combine in the sun making the sun very hot (this is the opposite of how nuclear energy begins)