What are the advantages and disadvantages of renewable sources?

1 Answer
Sep 1, 2016


Renewable sources of energy aim to reduce global warming in some shape or form and also decrease the rate at which non-renewable energy sources, like fossil fuels, for example, are being used up.


As by the name, all renewable energy sources are renewable, meaning that they are being replaced naturally by the earth faster than humans are using them. On the other hand, fossil fuels, like coal, oil, and gas, are being used up faster than can be replaced by nature.

A common factor shared y most renewable energy sources are that they do not release CO2 (carbon dioxide) which is the most predominant contributor to global warming. Sources that this applies to include wind turbines, solar panels, and wave machines.

A disadvantage is that the production of energy from renewable sources, like the ones above, is not substantial enough to meet the needs of people, due to the rate at which energy is being used today.

Examples of renewable energy sources for further research

Solar panels
Wind turbines
Wave Machine
Geothermal Powerplants
Hydroelectric Powerplants