What is renewable energy?

What is renewable energy?

Renewable energy is simply energy obtained from sources that are naturally replenishable within a human time perspective. This means that they are continuously renewed through natural processes. Solar energy is an example of a renewable energy source.

What is the difference between renewable and non-renewable energy?

Renewable energy comes from sources that naturally replenish over time - such as the sun, wind, and water. These are energy sources considered inexhaustible from a human scale, as they do not disappear even when used.

Non-renewable energy comes from limited resources found in nature, which nature has taken millions of years to create. Examples of this are coal, oil, and natural gas. Since these are resources that do not renew, they will one day run out.

Non-renewable energy has a greater climate footprint than renewable energy, as fossil fuels release large amounts of greenhouse gases (especially carbon dioxide) during combustion. Transitioning to renewable energy is therefore important, both to reduce dependence on limited energy resources and to minimize the climate impact associated with energy production.