Flashcards on Sources of Energy

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What is the main source of energy on Earth?

The Sun

What are the two main types of energy sources?

Renewable and non-renewable energy sources

Give an example of a renewable energy source.

Solar power

What is the process of harnessing energy from the wind called?

Wind power generation

Name a non-renewable energy source.

Fossil fuels

What is the most commonly used non-renewable energy source?

Oil

What is the primary energy source used for electricity generation?

Coal

Which energy source produces the least amount of greenhouse gas emissions?

Nuclear power

What is the process of converting sunlight into electricity called?

Photovoltaics

Name a renewable energy source that utilizes flowing water to generate electricity.

Hydropower

What are the three fossil fuels?

Coal, oil, and natural gas

Which renewable energy source uses heat from the Earth's core?

Geothermal energy

What is the process of splitting an atom to release energy called?

Nuclear fission

Which energy source relies on capturing energy from the ocean's tides?

Tidal power

What is the process of using organic materials to produce energy called?

Bioenergy

What is the main source of energy on Earth?

The Sun

What are the two main types of energy sources?

Renewable and non-renewable energy sources

Give an example of a renewable energy source.

Solar power

What is the process of harnessing energy from the wind called?

Wind power generation

Name a non-renewable energy source.

Fossil fuels

What is the most commonly used non-renewable energy source?

Oil

What is the primary energy source used for electricity generation?

Coal

Which energy source produces the least amount of greenhouse gas emissions?

Nuclear power

What is the process of converting sunlight into electricity called?

Photovoltaics

Name a renewable energy source that utilizes flowing water to generate electricity.

Hydropower

What are the three fossil fuels?

Coal, oil, and natural gas

Which renewable energy source uses heat from the Earth's core?

Geothermal energy

What is the process of splitting an atom to release energy called?

Nuclear fission

Which energy source relies on capturing energy from the ocean's tides?

Tidal power

What is the process of using organic materials to produce energy called?

Bioenergy

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