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Alternative sources of energy

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  • Submitted: 18/02/2011
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AS and A Level General Studies

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Alternative Sources of Energy

Energy is a simple word meaning the ability to do work. We consume energy for all our day-to-day activities. Energy is every where. But the most commonly used energy can be classified into two different forms: renewable and non-renewable. Renewable energy resources can be defined as 'a source of energy which can be renewed or replaced.' These sources of energy are free on earth and are also available in large numbers. Solar energy, wind energy, tidal energy, hydroelectricity are some of the examples of renewable sources of energy. Non renewable source of energy is the energy which is non- renewable and cannot be renewed or replaced by any other energy. This sort of source of energy is limited on earth and today most of the world's population is using non-renewable source of energy. Coal, petroleum, propane, natural gas, uranium are all considered to be fossil fuels which is a non-renewable source of energy.

Presently most of the world's population is using coal and petroleum to fulfil their needs of fuel for both purposes generate electricity and for other domestic uses. But no one is aware about the different alternative sources of fuels which

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