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Energy Vocabulary (Unit 6)
Terms in this set (12)
A nonrenewable energy resource formed from dead plants and animals, over millions of years. i.e. oil, coal, and natural gas.
Crude oil naturally occurring below the ground and used as a fuel source.
Oil deposits that are discovered and are in commercial production.
The energy released by a fission or fusion reaction, used to generate electricity.
Passive Solar Heating
The use of sunlight to heat buildings directly.
Active Solar Heating
The gathering of solar energy by collectors that are used to heat water or heat a building.
Plant material, manure, or any other organic matter that is used as an energy source.
Electrical energy produced by the flow of water.
Energy that does not come from fossil fuels.
The percentage of energy put into a system that does useful work.
The energy produced by heat within Earth.
The process of saving energy by reducing energy use and waste.