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Secondary II • 1yr.

Hello,

I can't understand the difference between renewable and non-renewable natural resources. Can you explain it to me please?

Thanks a lot!

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    Team Alloprof • 1yr.

    Good morning!

    Thank you for your question! 😉

    A renewable natural resource is one that is not destroyed after it is used or that naturally regenerates at least at the same rate as it is used. For example, solar energy, wind energy and biomass are renewable resources because they are renewed quickly enough.

    Warning!! A renewable energy source is not necessarily a green energy source.

    A non-renewable natural resource is a resource that is destroyed after its use or that renews itself more slowly than at the rate it is used. For example, fossil and nuclear energy are non-renewable energy sources since resources, petroleum and uranium, are destroyed in use and they do not regenerate quickly enough for the rate at which they are used.

    If you have any other questions, don't hesitate to let us know! 😊