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Energy resources that, once used, can replenish themselves and can be used again and again are called:
What is another term used to mean renewable?
Energy resources that, once used, cannot be replaced are called:
What is another term used to mean non-renewable?
Which of the energy sources listed is NOT a renewable source of energy?
What type of energy source is formed from fossilised plants and is found sandwiched between other types of rock in the Earth?
What is the name given to the source of energy created with the burning of decaying plant or animal waste?
What type of energy source comes from radioactive minerals such as uranium and releases energy when the atoms of the radioactive minerals are split by nuclear fission?
Hydro-electric power (HEP)
Estimates from international government organisations suggest that if the world's demand for fossil fuels continues at its present rate, they may run out within some of our lifetimes. How long is the world's supply of oil meant to last for?
Which energy source is derived from the movement of sea water in and out of turbines to generate electricity?