Resource points are earned by spending economic resources. For each 1000 units of resources spent, 1 Resource point is awarded. This is so regardless of the resource spent. This is valid for buildings, defense, ships, sciences, and upgrades. Whenever a ship, defense unit or building level is lost in Battle the Resource points gained by constructing the particular ship, defense unit or building level are lost.
Note that Ships and Defense units acquired from the Auction, give resourcs points equal to the amount the player would have received if they constructed the Ships or Defense units at the Shipyard.
Note that spending resources on purchasing/upgrading your Commander ships or upgrading your Admiral Stats you wont receive any Resource points!!!