Today, most people prefer renewable energy is generated from natural resources and it can be replaced over a short period of time. Some common examples of renewable energy include wind, solar energy, hydro energy, biomass and geothermal energy. Non- renewable energy on the other hand is drawn from sources that cannot be replaces or are only replaced by a slow natural process. some of the primary sources of non-renewable energy include fossil fuels such as gas, oil and coal. Nuclear energy is also a form of non renewable energy because there is a limit of Uranium supply o the earth
Advantages and disadvantages of renewable energy sources
Renewable energy sources do not produce or release any pollutants into the environment. Unlike fossil fuels, they are clean and healthier to the environment. Finding sources for renewable energy is easy. Another advantage of using renewable energy sources is that they are easily accessible and the cost for tapping into this form of energy is low. By low costs I mean everything from the technology advance to maintenance costs. Renewable energy production needs trained technicians for production and equipment maintenance; which is why it is the perfect opportunity to create jobs while changing lives. With renewable energy, there is very minimal greenhouse gas emission. This means that production does not affect the temperature and consequently global warming.
Setting up a [lat for renewable energy can be quite pricey. There is a lot of planning and implementation involved. For instance, building dams for hydroelectric power will require a high capital and maintenance costs. Renewable energy sources like wind and solar generally require bigger land tracks to produce enough energy for large masses of people. Not to mention, renewable energy sources can be affected by factors like weather which reduces their reliability.
Advantages and disadvantages of non-renewable energy sources
As you are well aware fossil fuels are the world’s largest sources of energy and electrical power. Fossil fuels power electrical plants, vehicles, and some power plants. Most non renewable energy sources are stronger and more reliable when compared to renewable energy sources. Non renewable sources provide continuous weather depended energy. The development of new technology like carbon capture storage is leading to the use of fossil fuels that have a less harmful effect on the environment. The CCS is a process involving capture of CO2 from the plants and store it underground instead of releasing it into the atmosphere.
We use more energy than there is on the planet. Fossil fuels and other non renewable energy resources are very limited and may depleted is we continue to use them in the same manner we are. The extraction and transportation of fossil fuels has caused a lot of damage to the environment. They have cause mining accidents and oil spills that are very harmful to the earth. Burning the fossil fuels has led to the release of harmful gases like CO2 into the atmosphere. For now, the CCS is too expensive to implement and the co2 emissions have continued to destroy the environment.
Burning of fossil fuels for centuries has caused damage to the atmosphere doe to high temperatures. High temperatures have in turn led to global warming which has destroyed many habitats for living creatures. If this does not stop, the effects will be worse leading to mass extinction