Chapter - 5 Sources of Energy

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Sources of Energy


Compare and contrast fossil fuels and the Sun as direct sources of energy.


Fossil fuels


(i) Fossil fuel obtained from buried remains of plant and animals.

(i) Sun is a direct source of energy.

(ii) Non-renewable source of energy.

(ii) Renewable source of energy.

(iii) They will exhaust in future.

(iii) It is a non-exhaustible source.

(iv) Energy can be tapped throughout the year.

(iv) Energy cannot be tapped during the night, cloudy and rainy days.

(v) Cause a lot of air pollution.

(v) It does not cause pollution

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