Non-renewable energy

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Non-renewable energy

Because Non-renewable energy is energy that could become depleted, we have to be thrifty with it. If we persist with our present behaviour, oil will be depleted within 32 years, gas will be depleted in 72 years and we will have coal till the year 2259.

Another minus of non-renewable energy is that it is more pollutant than renewable energy. Polar ice is melting, ocean- and seawater levels are rising, and air pollution is every days reality. Because of these facts we are developing techniques to mass-produce renewable energy.

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Coal is a fossil fuel formed over millions of years from decomposing plants.
Gas is made in the same way as petroleum and is also trapped between layers of rock.
Nuclear energy is the energy released when atoms are either split or joined together.
Petroleum, or crude oil, is formed in a similar way to coal.