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Chapter 5 Energy and the Environment
Terms in this set (10)
A source of energy that has a finite supply capable of being exhausted
renewable energy sources
energy such as solar energy, wind energy, and hydroelectric energy derived from essentially inexhaustible sources
Non-renewable sources of energy
coal, oil, gas (fossil fuels)
Fossil fuels are
renewable energy derived from burning organic materials such as wood and alcohol
Energy from steam or hot water produced from hot or molten underground rocks.
electricity produced by flowing water
a large wheel that rotates when pushed by water, wind, or steam
Energy derived from wind by means of windmills or wind turbines.
energy from the sun that is converted into thermal or electrical energy
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