The word “energy” is another buzzword that is often misunderstood and misused. It has become a go to word for that segment of our society that latches on to mysticism and woo. As a result, there are far too many people that don’t understand what “energy” actually is defined as. So let’s start with how energy is defined in physics.
Now let’s explain each of the main forms of energy one at a time.
There are other forms of energy but these are the ones that most people are familiar with. It is quite possible that there are other forms of energy we just haven’t discovered yet. However, that doesn’t give a licence for novices and pseudo science hacks to pretend they know of other forms for which there is no demonstrable or even indirect evidence. Each picture above is a link to the source of these definitions. I hope this helps.