3 The original energy source for most other energy resources… Energy Resource – a natural resource that can be converted to useful forms of energyThe original energy source for most other energy resources…The Sun
4 Which resources provide the United States with energy?
6 Nonrenewable Resources Can’t be easily replaced after they’re usedFossil Fuels – formed from the buried remains of ancient plants and animals- Contain stored energy obtained from the sunCoalPetroleumNatural Gas
7 Coal, Petroleum, Natural Gas Fossil FuelsCoal, Petroleum, Natural GasAdvantagesDisadvantagesProvide a large amount of thermal energy per unit of massNon-renewableEasy to obtain and easy to transportBurning produces smog and acid rainCan be used to produce electrical energy and make productsRisk of oil spills
8 Nonrenewable Resources Burning a fossil fuel releases its energy.Energy ConversionsChemical - Thermal - Kinetic - Electric
9 Nonrenewable Resources Nuclear power plants operate like coal plants, but with a different fuel.
10 Nuclear - Thermal - Kinetic - Electric Nuclear Power PlantsEnergy ConversionsNuclear - Thermal - Kinetic - Electric
11 Renewable ResourcesCan be used and replaced in nature Solar Energy Hydropower (Water) Wind Energy Geothermal Energy Biomass