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Flowing water creates energy that can be captured and turned into electricity.

hydroelectric power

2

Is power (generally electrical) produced from controlled (non-explosive) nuclear reactions.

Nuclear power

3

is power extracted from heat stored in the earth.

Geothermal power

4

Geothermal power - Etymology?

(from the Greek roots geo, meaning earth, and thermos, meaning heat)

5

is the conversion of wind energy into a useful form of energy, such as using wind turbines to make electricity, wind mills for mechanical power, wind pumps for pumping water or drainage, or sails to propel ships.

Wind power

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a renewable energy source, is biological material derived from living, or recently living organisms, such as wood, waste, and alcohol fuels.

Biomass

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is commonly plant matter grown to generate electricity or produce heat.

Biomass

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Example of forest residues

Dead trees, branches and tree stumps

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is produced from the unaerobic decomposition of waste

methane and carbon dioxide, biogas

10

was until recently not considered economically feasible for large scale electricity generation.

Solar Power