The main way wind energy is created is through the use of wind turbines. Wind turbines turn winds kinetic energy into electricity. Wind turbines are very effective but many people complain that they're ugly and ruin the sight of the countryside.
Waves and tides:
Tidal energy, also known as Tidal power is a form of hydropower. This includes taking the energy out of the tides, and converting it into mainly electricity. Tidal energy is currently not well known and not widely used but has the potential to be a big part of our futures. Forms of Tidal energy include tidal lagoons which are walls with turbines.
Wave energy, is the transport of energy by wind and waves, wave energy (like most renewable sources) depends greatly on the weather and the strength of waves and wind. Many people don't know about wave and tidal energy.
What is non RENEWABLE energy?
Non renewable energy has been supplying our planet with electricity and power for ages! Once the resources are used up there will be no more...
The 3 main fossil fuels are Coal, Oil and Gas. Coal is mined, Oil is lifted from under the sea bed, and gas is released from between seams of the earths surface. They all offer a ready made fuel unlike renewable sources, but our supplies are running out fast.
Nuclear energy consists of radioactive materials such as uranium being mined. Electricity is generated from the energy thats is released from the split atoms in the material.
Pros and Cons
Pros of non renewable
- Offer an instant source
- Are known to be reliable
- offer employment
- Are ugly to look at
- won't last forever
- pollute and are effecting our planet
Pros and cons of renewable
- Are quieter and easier to look at
- Don't effect our planet negatively
- can be used over and over again
- Are not as well tested
- Not as powerful
- Need more steps and don't offer instant fuel