Energy Resources

Information about Energy Resources

Published on August 8, 2014

Author: amardhere



Energy Resources: Energy Resources A natural resource that can be converted by humans into forms of energy in order to do useful work! Nonrenewable: Nonrenewable These are energy resources that cannot be replaced after they have been used or need thousands to millions of years to be replaced. Like What? Fossil Fuels: Fossil Fuels Fossil fuels are energy resources that formed from the buried remains of plants and animals that lived millions of years ago. The plants stored energy from the sun during photosynthesis. (CO2 + H2O  Glucose + O2) ( in sunlight ) Animals stored this same energy by eating the plants. So, fossil fuels are concentrated forms of the sun’s energy! Fossil Fuels: Fossil Fuels PowerPoint Presentation: The higher the carbon content, the cleaner the fuel burns. Electrical Energy from Fossil Fuels: Electrical Energy from Fossil Fuels Burning fossil fuels are the primary source of energy in the United States. K.E.  electrical energy by an electric generator. Nuclear Energy: Nuclear Energy Nuclear power plants generate thermal energy that boils water to produce steam. The steam turns a turbine, which rotates a generator that converts K.E.  electrical energy. Fission Nuclear Fission: Nuclear Fission Renewable Energy Resources: Renewable Energy Resources An energy resource that can be used and replaced in nature in a short period of time. Solar Energy: Solar Energy Water Energy: Water Energy Wind Energy: Wind Energy Geothermal Energy: Geothermal Energy Biomass: Biomass

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