Types of Energy

Types of Energy :

  • We use energy in day to day life
  • Energy sources are both renewable and non renewable
  • Non renewable sources of energy include fossil fuels, such as coal, natural gas and petroleum
  • Renewable sources of energy include Solar energy, Wind turbines, Geothermal energy, Biomass and so on
  • Energy conservation is very important for a better future

Types of Energy : (Short Essay)

Energy is the great power we use in our day to day life. We use energy for cooking, transportation, heat and light, manufacturing all kinds of products in industries.

We obtain energy from 2 major sources:

  • Renewable Sources of Energy
  • Nonrenewable Sources of Energy

Renewable Sources of Energy that we can use again and again. Renewable Sources of Energy are generally solar energy, wind, geothermal energy, biomass and hydro power. These energy sources can be obtained easily and they do not affect the environment. The non renewable sources of energy are fossil fuels, coal, oil, natural gas and other such sources that would diminish from the Earth over a period of time.

Types of Energy : (Brief Essay)

Energy is the vital element of man’s life. Without Energy, life today would really not be possible. There are two sources of energy:

  • Renewable Sources of Energy
  • Non Renewable Sources of Energy
Fossil Fuels (Coal, Oil and Natural Gas)- 

Fossil Fuels are limited sources of energy that are non renewable. They contribute to heavy destruction and pollution to the environment.

Apart from Non Renewable sources of Energy, the sources that are abundantly available in the environment can be converted into required form of Energy. These sources are called Renewable Sources of Energy. They can be used again and again without any interruption to the environment like pollution. These sources of energy also do not cause any destruction to the environment. A few Renewable Sources of energy are:

  • Solar energy: This energy can be obtained from the Sun. (Solar Panels that can be placed above or besides buildings to convert sunlight into electricity)
  • Wind turbines: Also called as Windmills can be used to generate electricity on Windy days
  • Geothermal energy: This energy comes from steam or very hot water that is extracted from the Earth’s crust. The steam that is obtained can be utilized to generate electricity.
  • Biomass: This kind of energy is generated using natural products such as wood, manure and corn. When burnt, the heat obtained can be used as energy.
  • Hydro power: The great sources of Hydro power are Dams and Rivers. Ideally, electricity is generated from dams when a turbine is activated while water flows through a dam.

The sources of energy can be Renewable or Non Renewable – using the right amount of energy ensures the conservation of the same.