On what basis would you classify energy sources as

(a) renewable and non-renewable?

(b) exhaustible and inexhaustible?

Are the options given in (a) and (b) the same?

 

Answer

 

  1. The resources which can be replenished, that is they will occur in nature again, are known as renewable resources. For example, solar energy, wind energy.

The resources which can not be replenished, that is they will not occur in nature again, are known as renewable resources. For example, fossil fuels.

  1. The resources which are limited in nature and which can finish are known as exhaustible resources. For example, fossil fuels.

The resources which are unlimited in nature and which can not be finished are known as inexhaustible resources. For example, solar energy, wind energy.

 

Yes, the options given in (a) and (b) are nearly the same.

Exhaustible resources can be termed has non-renewable resources and vice-versa.

Similarly, inexhaustible resources can be termed as renewable resources and vice-versa.

 

  1. Class 10
  2. Chapter 14 Class 10 - Sources of Energy

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