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Non-renewable Resources

Definition - What does Non-renewable Resources mean?

Non-renewable resources are resources with economic value, but that cannot be replaced or renewed after use in a way that is equal to its consumption. These resources are natural resources and fossil fuels, and are both considered non-renewable as they take many years to form, but are consumed very quickly by humans.

Safeopedia explains Non-renewable Resources

Most sources of energy that we use today for fuel are considered non-renewable, while those that are renewable are not well developed or widely used. This presents a major problem for our environmental health and safety, as well as our economy and personal health and safety for the long term. Examples of renewable energy include wind power, solar power etc.. Non-renewable resources include fuels like coal and natural gas.

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