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  • 1. Chapter 13 Section 4 Energy Resources
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    • An energy resource is a natural resource that can converted into other forms of energy to do useful work.
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  • 4. Uses of fossil fuels. Burning coal is a common way to generate electricity. Gasoline, wax, and plastics are made from petroleum (another fossil fuel).
  • 5. Converting Fossil Fuels.
    • Electric generators convert the chemical energy in fossil fuels into electrical energy.
  • 6. Renewable Resources
    • Renewable resources can be replaced.
    • Solar, Water, Wind and Geothermal energy are examples.
    • Organic matter, such as plants, wood, and waste that can be burned to release energy is biomass.
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  • 8. Nonrenewable Resources
    • A nonrenewable resource cannot be replaced once it is used.
    • Fossil fuels are energy resources that formed from buried remains of plants and animals.