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Energy

TermDefinition
Renewable resources materials from the earth that people use that can be replaced relatively quickly
Nonrenewable resources materials from the earth that people use that can not be replaced
Inexhaustible resources materials that cant be used up by human activity
Fossil fuels a fuel formed from the decay if ancient forms of life
Alternative energy sources a source of energy other than the burning of a fossil fuel
Nuclear energy energy from inside the nucleus of an atom
Geothermal energy heat from below the Earth's surface
Hydroelectricity electricity generated by running water
Pollution a harmful change to the environment
Smog a mixture of smoke and fog, formed when smoke and fumes collect in moist, calm air
Acid rain acid that is formed when the sulfur and nitrogen gases by burning fossil fuels combine with water vapor in the air then fall to earth as rain
Thermal pollution the addition of warm water into a stream or lake that is normally cold
Monetary costs the cash value of energy use;examples include the cost of heating a home or the large amount of money used to clean up an oil spill
Nonmonetary cost the environmental consequences of energy use; examples include the generation of pollution and long-term health problems caused for people
Cost effectiveness a measure determined by comparing the costs and the consequences of different ways of doing something
Conservation saving, protecting, or using natural resources wisely
Biomass resource that comes from living, or recently living organisms
Hydrogen fuel hydrogen gas burned as an energy source
Reduce To use less of something
Reuse To use something again
Recycle To make new materials out of old objects or materials
Created by: nevaehtravis05