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Non-renewable resources

A resource that is not able to replenish itself and cannot be replaced once it is used up

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Renewable resources

A resource that can be replenished

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Generators

A machine that transform kinetic energy into electric current

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Turbine

A machine that uses the flow of a fluid to turns shaft.

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Energy grid

The web of interconnections between stations substations and users

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Hydroelectricity

Energy that is generated by harnessing the power of flowing water

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Thermoelectric generating plants

Plants that use a fuel such as coal or biomass to heat water to create a high pressure steam

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Biomiass

Organic matter made up of plant and animal waste

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Thermonuclear

Electricity that is produced by heat from nuclear power stations

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Geothermal energy

Energy from hot water and steam from the earths crust

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Fossil fuels

Drums that’s are produced from the organic matter of organisms that lived millions of years ago

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Resource sustainability

Managing a resource responsibly so that it can be used for the generations to come