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Conversions and F.F.

FME: Chapter Five, Sections Two and Three

TermDefinition
energy conversion the process of changing one form of energy into another
the law of conservation of energy the rule that energy cannot be created or destroyed, only changed.
fossil fuels materials formed hundreds of millions of years ago such as coal, petroleum, and natural gas that are burned to release their chemical energy
solar power a renewable power obtained by harnessing the energy of the sun's rays
hydroelectric power a renewable energy converting the energy from running water to produce electricity
biomass a renewable energy source from living or recently living plant and animal materials which can be used as fuel
renewable energy the energy generated from natural resources that can be replaced easily
nonrenewable energy existing in finite quantity; an energy not capable of being replenished easily
wind power a renewable energy where wind is used to generate electricity
geothermal energy a renewable energy where the heat from the Earth is used to generate electricity
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