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Renewable Energy

Published on Oct 27, 2016

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Renewable Energy

By Laura Parry

What types of energy can be transformed into electrical energy?

Solar energy, wind energy, and hydro energy can all be transformed into electrical energy.

How can types of energy be transformed?

  • Examples include a toaster transforming electrical energy into thermal energy and how our bodies convert chemical energy from food into mechanical and electrical energy to allow us to move. When energy is transformed it never goes away completely, it just changes forms. Energy can also not be created nor destroyed. Energy type is also different to energy form.

What is renewable energy? Renewable energy is energy that can be used as much as is wanted and will not get any less depleted.

Which sources of energy are renewable?

Energy from natural sources is usually renewable such as in the picture as well as geothermal heat and tides

Which sources of energy are sustainable?

  • Most of the same sources are also sustainable such as hydroelectricity, solar energy, wind energy, wave power, geothermal energy, bioenergy, tidal power and well as technologies that are designed to improve energy efficiency.