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alternative
different from what is usual or traditional
biofuel
fuel produced from plant material
canola oil
a type of oil made from a variety of rapeseed that can be used for cooking or as a biofuel
carbon footprint
the amount of energy that a person or organization uses in order to exist or operate
carbon neutral
not producing carbon emissions
consult
to get information or advice from a person, book, etc. with special knowledge on a particular subject
consumption
the amount of something that someone uses, eats, or drinks
contest
If you contest a formal statement, a claim, a judge's decision, or a legal case, you say formally that it is wrong or unfair and try to have it changed.
cooperative
a company that is owned and managed by the people who work in it
energy
the power that comes from electricity, gas, etc.
fuel
a substance that is burned to provide heat or power
hydroelectricity
electricity produced by the force of fast moving water such as rivers or waterfalls
petrol
(n.) gasoline
pollution
(n.) damage caused to water, air, etc. by harmful substances or waste
production
(n.) when you make or grow something
solar power
(n.) energy from the sun
source
(n.) where something comes from
wind turbine
(n.) a machine with long parts at the top that are turned by the wind, used to make electricity