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¿What is Renewable Energy?

Renewable Energy is energy that is generated from resources that are not exhausted by their utilization, like solar energy, wind energy and geothermal energy.

  • Renewable Natural Resources
  • Non-renewable Natural Resources
  • Biotic Natural Resources
  • Abiotic Natural Resources
  • Potential Natural Resources
  • Actual Natural Resources

Natural resources are those elements provided by nature without human intervention and which can be exploited by mankind to satisfy certain needs.

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Natural elements are those elements than have been produced by nature, without the intervention of man.

Natural elements can be grouped in:

  • Water
  • Air
  • Soil
  • Plants
  • Animals

We have to take into account that man can produce clons of plants or water made in a laboratory. These man made elements are not natural elements.

Natural Resources and Natural Elements

Renewable Resources are those resources that are not exhausted by their utilization. They return to their original state or are regenerated quicker than they are decreased by its use.

Resources are those capacities and elements (both natural and man-made) that can be used to produce goods or services, or that have an intrinsic value without the need to be modified, and are scarce in relation to the current or potential demand.

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