Energy resources are resources that can produce heat, make electricity or move objects depending on what they are used for. Our energy resources are mainly used for:
Domestic purposes: Homes require heat and light. Appliances such as televisions, washing machines, phone chargers and computers need power.
Transport: Cars, trucks, planes, trains, ect. need energy sources to run.
Industry and business: Factories and businesses need light, heat and power to run their machines, offices, ect.
Energy sources are either non-renewable or renewable.
Non-renewable energy: can be used only once and will run out eventually, also called finite energy. For example fossil fuels:
Renewable energy: Can be used repeatedly and will not run out. For example,
• Solar power (sun),
•Tidal energy (waves),
• Geothermal energy (heat energy made and stored in the earth),
•Biomass energy (burning waste wood or vegetable products)
•Hydroelectric power (water)