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12.30: Renewable Resources and Alternative Energy Sources

Difficulty Level: At Grade Created by: CK-12
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biomass

Total mass of organisms at a trophic level.

biomass production

Use of organic matter (biomass) from plants to create electricity.

geothermal power

Electricity derived from the natural flow of heat from the Earth’s core.

hydropower

Electricity derived from the energy of moving water.

nonrenewable resource

Natural resource that is used up faster than it can be made by nature.

renewable resource

Natural resource that can be replaced as quickly as it is used.

solar power

Electricity derived from the sun.

sustainable resource

Resource that is used in a way that meets the needs of the present without keeping future generations from meeting their needs.

wind power

Electricity derived from the wind.

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