All In One Science

Book: All In One Science

Chapter: 14. Source of Energy

Subject: Physics - Class 10th

Q. No. 2 of Check Point 01

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When do you say that a source of energy in non-renewable?

Non-renewable sources of energy refer to that class of sources of energy which are dependent on materials which are limited in quantity and has the possibility of getting completely depleted in the future if used in very rapid rate. For example, petroleum or coal is available through the deposit which is formed over thousands of years back and thus is limited in quantity to the generation of coal or petroleum takes thousands to millions of years.

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