difference b/w conventional nd non coventional source of energy ?

Asked by  | 21st Feb, 2010, 06:35: PM

Expert Answer:

Dear student,

Conventional (or usual) sources of energy (electricity) are coal, oil, wood, peat, uranium.

Non-conventional (or unusual) sources of energy include:


  • Solar power
  • Hydro-electric power (dams in rivers)
  • Wind power
  • Tidal power
  • Ocean wave power
  • Geothermal power (heat from deep under the ground)
  • Ocean thermal power (the difference in heat between shallow and deep water)
  • Biomass (burning of vegetation to stop it producing methane)
  • Biofuel (producing ethanol (petroleum) from plants

All the conventional sources may become rare, endangered and extinct, as they produce lots of carbon dioxide that adds to the greenhouse effect in the atmosphere .

Hope this helps.



Answered by  | 22nd Feb, 2010, 01:29: PM

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