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Name 4 non-renewable energy sources
Coal oil gas nuclear fuel
What are fossil fuels?
the carbon-rich remains of plants that died millions of years ago
What are examples of fossil fuels?
coal, oil, and natural gas
How are fossil fuels used to produce electricity?
Burning the plants
Name 5 Renewable Resources
Tidal hydroelectric wind solar biofuel
How are biofuels used to produce energy?
From plant materials
Why are we so dependent on fossil fuels?
Create larger quantities of energy for a lower cost
What non-renewable fuel is most commonly used to heat hot water systems in homes?
What non-renewable energy resource can be used to heat our home?
If people us electric heaters in there home why could they be using fossil fuels?
Because a lot of electricity comes from power stations fuelled by fossil fuels
Which non renewable energy resource can be used to power transport like trains and cars?
Petrol and diesel come from crude oil
What are the limitations of using renewable energy resources to generate electricity?
Can be difficult to produce large quantities
Why is burning fossil bad?
They release carbon dioxide, green house gases which effect climate change. More specifically if we burn coal(it contains Sulfur Impurities) which can cause acid rain which leads to building, woodland, lakes and plants be damaged
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