Every time we buy or use a product that is made from nonrenewable resources, that is a tiny piece of our planet that can never be replaced.
There are two types of energy used today, renewable and nonrenewable.
Unlike energy that comes from the burning of fossil fuels and is therefore completely nonrenewable, solar energy can be renewed during the hours of sunlight.
Wind powered generators create energy that can be used instead of energy that comes from nonrenewable resources.
Nonrenewable energy is produced by the burning, splitting or destroying of another resource.
Fossil fuels, on the other hand, are nonrenewable.
Nuclear energy can sometimes be seen as a more environmentally friendly alternative to fossil fuels and other nonrenewable energy sources.
Oil, natural gas and coal are all example of nonrenewable energy; once they have been used up, they cannot be recreated.