Energy Resources 16
Terms in this set (19)
the use of sunlight to generate electricity
energy made from waterpower, falling water
a form of power obtained from steam or hot water coming from within the earth's interior
coal, oil, natural gas, and other fuels that are ancient remains of plants and animals and are used to produce electricity
energy resources that can be replaced as they are used; for example, wood and solar energy.
those energy sources that are not replaced by natural processes within a reasonable length of time
the process of changing one form of energy to another
an energy source that will never run out, for example the sun
plant materials and animal waste used as fuel
the amount of work an object can do because of the objects kinetic and potential energies
The ability to do work or cause change.
the energy of moving electric charges
the preservation and careful management of the environment and of natural resources
energy released from chemical bonds
materials found in nature that are used by living things
Energy that is stored in the nucleus of an atom
The splitting of an atomic nucleus to release energy.
A process in which the nuclei of two atoms combine to form a larger nucleus
A machine that converts mechanical energy into electrical energy
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