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Envi Sci Q3 L8-12

Energy Vocabulary Review

TermDefinition
active solar system a system that collects and delivers solar energy
biomass plant material that is burned for fuel
coal a solid fossil fuel made up of almost pure carbon
conservation using less energy and wasting less energy
crude oil a thick liquid fossil fuel found underground
energy efficiency the percentage of useful work from an input of energy
generator a machine that generates electricity
geothermal heat from inside the earth
hydropower energy that comes from moving water
mountaintop removal a form of coal mining in which the entire top of a mountain is removed
natural gas underground deposits of gas, mostly methane
nonrenewable not able to be replaced; there is a limited supply
nuclear fission a process of producing energy by splitting atoms
photovoltaics devices that convert solar energy into electricity; also called solar cells
subatomic particles a proton, neutron, or electron
solar energy energy from the sun
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