Unit 3: Energy

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An energy source that can be harnessed from the environment e.g. fossil fuels
Primary fuels
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An energy source that is produced by converting a primary fuel e.g. electricity
Secondary fuels
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Energy used in everyday private life e.g. housing, cooking
Direct uses of energy
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Energy used by commerce and industry to provide goods and services e.g. transport, manufacture
Indirect uses of energy
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A resource that is renewed so slowly that the amount available for use is effectively finite
Non-renewable resource
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Resource that are reformed relatively quickly (in our lifetime)
Renewable resource
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The amount of energy in a particular mass of fuel or that can be harnessed by a particular mass of equipment
Energy density
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A fuel where the nuclei of atoms can be split by neutron bombardment, releasing large amounts of energy
Fissile fuel
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The angle of solar energy that gives maximum solar energy
Angle of Incidence
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Device that tracks the sun so the angle of incident sunlight stays the same
Heliostat
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Dried powdered solid waste mixed with molten glass and allowed to solidify in stainless steel containers (stores radioactive waste)
Vitrification
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Proposal that hydrogen storage could be used to allow society to run on renewable energy resources
The Hydrogen Economy
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Process of storing surplus energy to satisfy later demand peaks
Peak Shaving
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The proportion of the energy being used that actually achieves the desired task
Efficiency
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Activities that should not be carried out
Wastage activities
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An energy source that is produced by converting a primary fuel e.g. electricity

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Secondary fuels

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Energy used in everyday private life e.g. housing, cooking

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Energy used by commerce and industry to provide goods and services e.g. transport, manufacture

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A resource that is renewed so slowly that the amount available for use is effectively finite

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