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Energy Definitions

usuable power) as heat or electricity); also : the resources for producing such power -- Merriam-Webster Merriam-Webster Logo

power derived from the utilization of physical or chemical resources, especially to provide light and heat or to work machines -- Oxford English Dictionary​


Energy Sources

Primary energy sources take many forms, including nuclear energyfossil energy - like oilcoal, and natural gas - and renewable sources like windsolargeothermal and hydropower. These primary sources are converted to electricity, a secondary energy source, which flows through power lines and other transmission infrastructure to your home and business. -- Energy Sources, Department of Energy Website 


Wind turbines Energy word cloud  Solar panels


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