Non-renewable energy resources used to produce electricity
The simple definition of a non-renewable energy resource is that it cannot be replaced within a lifetime. Because wood, wind, solar and other renewable can be replaced instantly or within a few years they are classed as renewable. Currently the whole World is heavily reliant on non-renewable resources because they are compact, easy to transport and easily converted into heat. However, as I am sure you know, there are undesirable issues including smoke, carbon dioxide production safety and waste disposal.
The notes below outline the process of using coal, gas and nuclear energy together and the major advantages and disadvantages of each.
Available to buy on data stick is a video lesson running through an analysis of all the major energy resources used for electricity production. Details are here.