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Biomass

The total quantity or weight of organisms in a given area or volume

Calories

unit of heat defined as the quantity of heat required to raise the temperature of 1 gram of water by 1 degree centigrade at atmospheric pressure

Consumption

The using up of a resource

Energy

The strength and vitality required for sustained physical or mental activity

Fossil Fuels

fuel consisting of the remains of organisms preserved in rocks in the earth's crust with high carbon and hydrogen content

Fuel Cell

The strength and vitality required for sustained physical or mental activity

Generator

engine that converts mechanical energy into electrical energy by electromagnetic induction

Geothermal

Of, relating to, or produced by the internal heat of the earth

Hydroeletric

electricity produced by water

Kinetic

supplying motive force

Law of conservation

matter cannot be created or destroyed

Nuclear

Of or relating to the nucleus of an atom

Pollution

The presence in or introduction into the environment of a substance or thing that has harmful or poisonous effects

Power

The ability to do something or act in a particular way, esp. as a faculty or quality

Solar

Of, relating to, or determined by the sun

Potential

the difference in electrical charge between two points in a circuit expressed in volts

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