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Vocabulary that supports the concepts of the energy resources.

coal

a combustible black or dark brown rock consisting mainly of carbonized plant matter, found mainly in underground deposits and widely used as fuel; nonrenewalbe fossil fuel

oil

fossil fuel formed from the remains of ancient dead plants and animals.

natural gas

a gas usually found above petroleum deposits and burned to obtain energy, a non-renewable fossil fuel

nuclear power

energy from splitting Uranium atoms.

biomass

a resource that uses organic matter such as plants, wood, and waste; it is burned to release energy.

wind energy

energy derived from wind by means of windmills or wind turbines.

hydropower

electricity or energy created from moving water.

geothermal energy

energy from heat inside the earth

solar energy

energy from the sun

ethical

having to do with morals, values, and right or wrong

advantage

a condition or circumstance that puts one in a favorable or superior position.

disadvantage

the quality of having an inferior or less favorable position

energy resource

a natural resource that can be converted by humans into other forms of energy in order to do useful work

energy conservation

the practice of finding ways to use less energy or to use energy more efficiently

logical

reasonable; making use of reason and good sense

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