What is the difference between a renewable and non-renewable energy resource? Be sure to provide examples of each and explain the benefits and drawbacks of each type of resource.
A renewable energy source is one that the Earth replaces naturally, like solar and wind power. A non-renewable resource is a resource that can't be replaced, such as coal and petroleum.
+ of wind: powers turbines to create power
- of wind: not always plentiful
+ of solar: can heat water or homes
- of solar: pannels can be $$$
+ of coal: creates electricity at power plants
- of coal: doesnt burn cleanly
+ of petroleum: used to make fuels
- of petroleum: can harm wildlife