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An introduction to energy resources
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S278_2 Glossary

S278_2 Glossary.
Sunday, 21 July 2024, 4:48 PM
Site: Open Learning
Course: An introduction to energy resources (S278_2)
Glossary: S278_2 Glossary
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Tonne oil equivalent (toe)

The chemical energy contained in one tonne of oil, it equates approximately to 4.19 × 1010 J. Often used as a convenient means of comparing the energy contents of different fossil fuels.

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Watts (W)

The SI unit of power. One watt (W) is equivalent to converting one joule of energy per second, or doing one joule of work every second.

Work

A force acting on an object that causes its displacement, equivalent to energy.