A very good morning to one and all present here. Today, I will be giving a short speech on the topic of renewable resources.
Wikipedia defines the term ‘renewable resources’ as follows: “A renewable resource, also known as a flow resource, is a natural resource which will replenish to replace the portion depleted by usage and consumption, either through natural reproduction or other recurring processes in a finite amount of time in a human time scale.”
Simply put, renewable resources are those resources that are not exhaustible. They would not be depleted and would be capable of supplying a continuous source of energy. In this sense, not only would their source not run out but would also usually have a low or zero carbon footprint.
Some examples of renewable resources include solar energy, wind energy, falling water, the heat of the earth (geothermal), plant materials (biomass), bioenergy (organic matter burned as fuel) waves, ocean currents, temperature differences in the oceans and the energy of the tides (hydroelectric- tidal energy).