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The different types of energy are the base materials that power is derived from. They are later converted into secondary forms like fuels and electricity. They are then transferred through various channels to supply power to our homes, automobiles, industries and even our lives. Energy sources can be classified as renewable or non-renewable.

Renewable (or clean) energy comes from natural sources that are continually replenished. Examples include wind power, solar power, water power and geothermal energy. Fossil Fuels (coal oil and natural gas), are non-renewable, because they form much slower than we utilize them.

Solar energy can be harnessed on a single rooftop or in huge solar power plants. It can also be transformed into photovoltaic solar power, which generates electricity directly. Water can be used to produce hydropower or for energy generated by tides and waves. Geothermal energy is sourced from hot water reservoirs underground. Bioenergy comes from many organic sources, like woody crops, dung from animals and human wastes.

Renewable energy is not just green but also more affordable than fossil fuels. Renewable energy is costly and requires an extensive infrastructure to capture and distribute the energy. This can lead to challenging trade-offs based on environmental, social, and economic factors. The advancement of these technologies is continuing to expand and they are progressing against the more traditional fuels. In the long run renewable energy could be more cost-effective than coal and oil.