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An introduction to energy resources
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S278_2 Glossary

S278_2 Glossary.

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Organic compounds, such as methane, that contain only hydrogen and carbon.


Conversion of the potential energy of water in rivers or reservoirs to electricity, by using the kinetic energy that is released when it flows to turn turbines. Because rainfall stems from water vapour evaporated from the ocean surface, hydropower is an indirect form of solar energy.