Difference Between Renewable and Non-Renewable Resources

 

Difference Between Renewable and Non-Renewable Resources
Renewable Resources
  • It is a natural resource which will replenish to replace the portion depleted by usage and consumption, either through natural reproduction or other recurring processes in a finite amount of time in a human time scale.
  • Some examples of renewable resources are solar energy, wind energy, hydropower, geothermal energy, biomass energy, ocean energy, biofuels, hydrogen fuels, natural materials.

Non-Renewable Resources

  • Non-Renewable resources are also known as finite resources.
  • These are natural substances that cannot be readily replaced by natural means at a pace quick enough to keep up with consumption.
  • Some examples of non-renewable resources are fossil fuels, metal ores, minerals, nuclear energy, ground water. 
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