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Renewable Versus Non-renewable Sources

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Renewable Resources Non-renewable Resources
It can be used again and again throughout its life. It cannot be used again and again as it is limited which can be depleted one day.
They are the energy resources which cannot be exhausted. They are the energy resources which can be exhausted one day.
It is environment-friendly as the amount of carbon emission is low. It is not environment-friendly as the amount of carbon emission is high.
These resources are present in unlimited quantity. These resources are present in a limited quantity only.
The total cost of these resources is low. The total cost of these resources is comparatively high.
These resources are pollution free. These resources are not pollution free.
The maintenance cost of the renewable resources is very high. The maintenance cost of the renewable resources is low.
Requires large land area for the installation of the power plant. Requires less land area for the installation of the power plant.
It is sustainable It is exhaustible
The rate of renewal is greater than the rate of consumption. The rate of renewal is lower than the rate of consumption.
Causes no harm to life existing on the planet earth. Adversely affect the health of humans by emitting smoke, radiations, carcinogenic or cancer causing elements into the environment.
Sunlight, are the examples of renewable resources. Coal, petroleum, natural gases, batteries, are the examples of non-renewable resources
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