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Non-renewable energy resources

fossil fuels
non-renewable energy resource that forms from remains of organisms that lived long ago
nuclear energy
energy released when the nuclei of atoms are split or combined
oil used for transportation, a liquid mixture of complex hydrocarbon compounds
natural gas
neutrons used for cooking
used for electricity, the most abundant energy source
cons of coal
release sulfur dioxide which makes acid rain; mining disturbs habitats, water table and pollutes water
cons of oil
spills when drilling, burning causes smog, acid rain and global warming