Difference Between Renewable and Non-renewable Resources

The difference between renewable and non-renewable resources can be done on the basis of their usage life, carbon emission, quantity available, maintenance cost, environment friendly nature, land area required for installation, and much more.

What is Renewable Energy Resources

The energy resources which cannot be exhausted and can be used again and again are called renewable energy resources. For example solar energy, wind energy, tidal energy and hydroelectric etc. 

What is Non-Renewable Energy Resources

The energy resources which can be exhausted one day and cannot be used repeatedly are called non-renewable energy resources. The example of non-renewable energy resources are coal, petroleum, natural gases etc.

Difference between renewable and non renewable resources

Difference Between Renewable and Non-renewable Resources

The comparison between renewable and non-renewable resources are given below in the tabular form

S.No

Renewable energy resources

Non-renewable energy resources

1. It can be used again and again throughout its life. It cannot be used again and again but one day it will be exhausted.
2. These are the energy resources which cannot be exhausted. They are the energy resources which can be exhausted one day.
3.  It has low carbon emission and hence environment friendly. It has high carbon emission and hence not environment friendly.
4. It is present in unlimited quantity. It is present in limited quantity and vanishes one day
5. The cost is low. The cost is high.
6. Renewable energy resources are pollution-free. Non-renewable energy resources are not pollution-free.
7. The life of resources is infinite. Life of resources is finite and vanishes one day.
8. It has high maintenance costs. It has low maintenance costs as compared with renewable energy resources.
9. A large land area is required for the installation of its power plant. Less land area is required for its power plant installation.
10. Solar energy, wind energy, tidal energy etc are the examples of renewable resources. Coal, petroleum, natural gases are the examples of non-renewable resources

 

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Pankaj Mishra

Pankaj Mishra is a blogger by passion and Mechanical Engineer by profession. He has completed his B.Tech degree in mechanical engineering in the year 2015. He loves to share his knowledge and help others.

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