An accelerating charge produces electromagnetic waves.
Electromagnetic waves carry energy as they travel through space and this energy is equally shared by the electric and magnetic fields.
Electromagnetic waves transport momentum as well. When these waves strike a surface, a pressure is exerted on the surface.
The spectrum of electromagnetic waves stretches over an infinite range of wavelengths. Different regions are known by different names: gamma rays, X-rays, ultraviolet rays, visible rays, infrared rays, microwaves and radio waves.
These regions interact with matter via their electric and magnetic fields which set in oscillation charges present in all matter.
The absorption, scattering, etc. depend on the wavelength of the electromagnetic wave and the nature of the atoms and molecules in the medium.