Non-renewable resources, such as groundwater or fossil fuels, are resources used at a rate higher than the rate at which they can be replenished within a human time frame. Coal, for example, is only created under certain... More »

The term nonrenewable resource is generally used to refer to the energy-providing resources of oil, coal, natural gas and uranium. Nonrenewable resources are any resources comprised solely, or in part, from elements on t... More »

Petroleum is a non-renewable resource, because the natural petroleum deposits are finite and, once exhausted, there is no way to restore them. As of 2014, the Earth possesses several decades of petroleum resources to mee... More »

Exhaustible resources, or nonrenewable resources, include fossil fuels, mineral ores and uranium. Use of these natural resources leads to their depletion. Inexhaustible resources include solar, wind and hydroelectric pow... More »

Petroleum is a non-renewable resource, because the natural petroleum deposits are finite and, once exhausted, there is no way to restore them. As of 2014, the Earth possesses several decades of petroleum resources to mee... More »

Renewable fuels are fuels made from renewable resources. Where fossil fuels are finite, renewable fuels are infinite and examples of renewable fuels include vegetable oil as fuel and methanol made from carbon dioxide. More »

Common examples of fossil fuels include natural gas, oil, peat and coal. These fuels are organic biomass extracted from the remains of primitive organisms that roamed the planet millions of years ago. More »