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Energy Resources

TermDefinition
Energy The resources used to make power.
Renewable Resource Can be used repeatedly and replaced naturally.
Nonrenewable Resource Cannot be readily replaced by use of natural resources.
Fossil Fuels A natural fuel made from remains of dead organisms long ago.
Biofuels A fuel derived directly from living matter.
Solar Power Power obtained by harnessing the energy of the sun's rays.
Geothermal Power Renewable energy that taps into the heat coming off of the earth's core.
Wind Power Power obtained by harnessing the energy of the wind.
Hydroelectric Power Electricity produced from generators driven by turbines that convert the potential energy of falling or fast-flowing water into mechanical energy.
Nuclear Power Electric or motive power generated by a nuclear reactor.
Greenhouse Effect The entrapment of the Sun's heat on the Earth, warming the lower layers of the planet.
Energy Conservation The prevention of wasting energy.
Created by: Madelyn_Schultz