AQA A2 German - Unsere Umwelt: Energie

fossile Energieträger

fossil fuels


to store (up), e.g. energy

die Wärmeerzeugung

heat generation

die Stromerzeugung

generation of electricity


to mine

die Braunkohle

brown coal / lignite

der Ruß


das Förderland

producing country

der Tagebau

open-cast mining

der Schmierstoff (-e)


die Verwendungsmöglichkeit (-en)

possible use

die Versorgungsunsicherheit

insecure supply

bestätigte Vorräte

confirmed reserves

die Übergangslösung (-en)

interim solution


dependent on the grid

der Energiebedarf

energy requirement


sophisticated / developed


indispensable / essential

aussteigen aus (+dative)

to pull / opt out of / to phase out

der/die Atomkraftgegner/in (-/-nen)

opponent of nuclear power

der GAU

catastrophic accident / worse-case scenario

die Bauart

construction / design


impossible / out of the question / excluded

der Ausbau

expansion / extension

die Atomwaffe (-n)

nuclear/atomic weapon

radioaktiv strahlen

to emit radiation

die Endlagerung

permanent disposal/storage


to include / take account of

der Uranabbau

uranium extraction

die Atommülllagerung

nuclear waste disposal

die Energieerzeugung

power production/generation

die Landwirtschaft

agriculture, farming

die Existenzsicherung

safeguarding of one's livelihood

das Windrad (-räder)

windmill, wind turbine

die Stromerzeugung

generation of electricity, power production

die Solarzelle (-n)

solar cell (produces electricity)

der Sonnenkollektor (-en)

solar panel (produces heat)

der Raps

oilseed rape

die Gülle

liquid manure


to convert, alter

das Kuheuter (-)



given off, generated

die Holzhackschnitzel-Anlage (-n)

wood-chip heating system

das Abfallholz

waste wood

der Ackerbau

arable farming

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