NPK nutrients are the most important
The most important nutrients for plants are the elements required for photosynthesis sushi as H2O ;CO2 ; Nitrogen ,Potassium, phosphorus
Do plants require energy to use nutrients?
Where do they get their energy from?
All the energy that plants and animals need come either directly or indirectly from the Sun.
That would cover everything that we observe. However there are many cases where the statement is not true in the case of some types of life.