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Alternative Energy

TermDefinition
Biomass Renewable energy from plants and animals
Biodiesel a fuel made from soybeans or vegetable oil
Coal a fossil fuel consisting of carbonized vegetable matter deposited in the Carboniferous period
Energy Is the Ability To Do Work
Fission a nuclear reaction in which a massive nucleus splits into smaller nuclei with the simultaneous release of energy
Fossil fuels a nonrenewable energy resource that forms in the Earth's crust for millions of years
Generator engine that converts mechanical energy into electrical energy by electromagnetic induction
Global Warming an increase in the average temperature of the earth's atmosphere (especially a sustained increase that causes climatic changes)
Hydroelectric Power Plant Structure in which the energy of falling or flowing water spins a turbine generator to produce electricity.
Natural Gas a fossil fuel in the gaseous state
Nonrenewable Something that can not be renewed
Nuclear Gas Carbon dioxide.
Oil liquid fossil fuel formed from marine organisms that is burned to obtain energy and used in the manufacture of plastics
Power Plant an electrical generating station
Renewable Energy Any source of energy that can be continually produced and is inexhaustible given current conditions.
Shaft Mine a network of tunnels that go deep into the ground, following the veins of the ore
Solar energy energy from the sun that is converted into thermal or electrical energy
Surface mine mine which removes the soil above it to expose the desired mineral below
Turbine rotary engine in which the kinetic energy of a moving fluid is converted into mechanical energy by causing a bladed rotor to rotate
Wind air moving (sometimes with considerable force) from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure
Wood the trees and other plants in a large densely wooded area
Dam a barrier constructed to contain the flow of water or to keep out the sea
Electricity energy made available by the flow of electric charge through a conductor
Organic relating or belonging to the class of chemical compounds having a carbon basis
Uranium a heavy toxic silvery
Biogas a gas that is produced by the action of bacteria on organic waste matter: used as a fuel
Collector a biofuel produced by fermenting the sugars in biomass materials such as corn and agricultural residues
Ethanol a biofuel produced by fermenting the sugars in biomass materials such as corn and agricultural residues
Digesters an apparatus in which substances are softened or disintegrated by moisture, heat, chemical action, or anaerobic bacteria
District Heating System involves piping hot water near Earth's surface directly into buildings and industries for heat
Fish Ladder a row of ascending pools or weirs connected by short falls to allow fish to pass barrages or dams
Hydropower electricity generated using the energy of moving water
Hydrothermal relating to or produced by hot water, especially water heated underground by the Earth's internal heat
Wind Farm a large group of wind
Wind Turbines a turbine that is driven by the wind
Created by: rferguson124