Sources of Energy

Nonrenewable sources of energy are finite and environmentally harmful extraction techniques such as drilling, mining and fracking.

  • fossil fuels
  • oil,
  • coal and
  • natural gasElements such as the uranium used for nuclear power have limited availability. The by-products from nuclear power include radioactive waste, which is expensive to store and is harmful to humans, animals and the ecosystem.

    Renewable energy:

    The sun using solar

    Water movement – Hydroelectricity utilizes the power of rapidly moving water

    Organic plants, waste material and the energy from biomass is derived from organic materials such as human, animal and plant waste.

    Geothermal heat from the Earth.

Green energy encompasses the cleanest renewable sources of energy.

Wind turbines create energy by harnessing the power of the wind.