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5.6: Non-Renewable Energy Resources

Difficulty Level: At Grade Created by: CK-12
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fossil fuel

Mixture of hydrocarbons that formed over millions of years from the remains of dead organisms (petroleum, natural gas, or coal).

natural resource

Anything people can use that comes from nature.

nonrenewable resource

Natural resource that is limited in supply and cannot be replaced except over millions of years.

nuclear energy

Energy released in a nuclear reaction (nuclear fission or nuclear fusion).

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Date Created:
Oct 31, 2012
Last Modified:
Aug 30, 2016

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