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A depleting source of energy is


A

Wind

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B

Sunlight

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C

Water

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D

Fossil fuels

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Solution

The correct option is D

Fossil fuels


The correct option is (d).

Explanation of the correct option:

Non-renewable source of energy:

  1. Energy sources that will exhaust over time with excessive use are known as non-renewable sources of energy.
  2. Fossil fuels are buried flammable geologic deposits of organic substances such as dead plants and animals that got deposited under several thousand feet of silt.
  3. These deposits decayed with the passage of time and got converted to natural gas, coal and petroleum due to the extreme heat and pressure inside the earth’s crust.
  4. They take a very long time to replenish.

Explanation of the incorrect options:

Option A:

Wind is a renewable source of energy.

Option B:

Sunlight is a renewable source of energy.

Option C:

Water is a renewable source of energy.

Final answer: A depleting source of energy is fossil fuels


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