Types/sources of energy and global patterns

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The types of energy includes:

NON-RENEWABLE-fossil fuels (oil, gas, coal and nuclear). These are finite, which means that as they are used, the supply is reduced. Eventually, these non-renewable resources could become completely exhausted.

RENEWABLE-resources that can be used over and over again. These resources include forces of nature (wind, tidal, wave, solar and geothermal, water, etc). This causes little or no environmental pollution.

SEMI-RENEWABLE-resources that depend on the rate of which they are used (wood, biofuels and nuclear).

Global patterns in the energy mix:

  • Oil-Relatively common sources but the Middle East has the most accessible oil reserves, accounting for 50% of global consumption. The…


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