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Energy Sources

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the ability of a system to do work. Energy is required for changes to happen within a system. Energy
A source or supply of energy that can be used to generate electrical power to meet people's need. Renewable
A source or supply of energy that can be used to generate power to meet people's need Energy Resource
An energy resource that millions of years to form from the remains of plants and animals, such as coal, oil, and natural gas. Nonrenewable
A natural non-renewable fuel such as coal, oil, or natural gas formed over a very long time in the geological past from the remains of a living organisms. Fossil Fuel
A hard, black solid fuel formed from the remains of plants over millions years and extracted from the grounds; a nonrenewable fossil fuel. Coal
A flammable, yellow-to-black liquid composed of hydrocarbons occurring; it is processed to make gasoline used in vehicles. petrolem
A gas, usually found in the ground positioned above petroleum deposits, that is burned to obtain energy; a nonrenewable fossil fuel. Natural Gas
Harnessing energy from the decay of Uranium atoms. Nuclear Power
Material derived from living things Biomass
Turbines harness the movement of air and convert it to usable energy; wind energy is renewable resource Wind Energy
A renewable source of energy based on the natural movement of water Hydropower
Heat transferred from beneath the surface of Earth and used to produce energy for human use. Geothermal Energy
The Sun's energy is collected and converted to usable energy; solar energy is renewable resource. Solar Resources
The presence of harmful or unwanted levels of material in the environment. Pollution
Disposal site for solid waste. Landfill
Gasses in the atmosphere that trap heat within the atmosphere Greenhouse Gases
Properly disposing of used resources so they can be reprocessed into new products Recycling
Efforts to use wisely use, distribute, and protect valuable resources such as fresh water, soil, unique environments, and energy resources, as well as natural and human-made materials. Conservation
Created by: sophie33