What is renewable energy?

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How many types of renewable energy can you think of?

Consider the following ways of generating energy. What are the advantages and disadvantages of each one:

Wind power.


Wave power.

Tidal power.

Geothermal power.

Solar power.


How would you define renewable energy? Over what time-scale should it be "renewable"?

Consider your definition again and decide if the following are examples of renewable energy: Dams, solar power, geothermal power, coal, nuclear energy, biomass, tidal power. Why does each one fit, or not fit, your definition?

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