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Fuel and using fuel

biofuel

noun

fuel that is made from living things or from something their bodies produce, for example fuel made from cow manure

biogas

noun

gas, especially methane, that is produced when bacteria cause plants to decay. It can be used as fuel.

biomass

noun

plant and animal substances used for fuel

burn

verb

to use something such as petrol or coal to produce heat or energy

capacity

noun

the amount of energy or power that something can produce

coal-fired

adjective

operated by burning coal

energy

noun

a form of power such as electricity, heat, or light that is used for making things work

energy security

noun

the fact of a country having energy supplies that are safe and secure, especially energy that is produced by the country on its own territory

fossil fuel

noun

a fuel such as coal or oil, made from decayed material from animals or plants that lived many thousands of years ago

fuel

noun

a substance such as oil, gas, coal, or wood that produces heat or power when it is burned. Coal and wood are sometimes called solid fuel

fuel

noun

used as fuel, or relating to fuel

gas

noun

a gas burned as fuel, for example to heat your house or cook food

juice

noun

something such as fuel or electricity that makes an engine or machine work

on

adverb, preposition

using a particular type of fuel or electrical power in order to operate

peat

noun

a type of soil consisting of decaying plants that can also be used as fuel

power

noun

energy obtained from oil, coal, the sun etc, used for operating equipment and machines

pulse

noun

an amount of physical energy, for example electricity, light, or sound, that something produces for a short time

renewables

noun

types of renewable energy

solar energy

noun

energy that uses the power of the Sun’s light and heat to produce electricity

solar panel

noun

a piece of equipment that uses energy from the Sun to create power for a building

solid fuel

noun

a solid substance such as wood or coal that is burnt to produce heat or electricity

steam

noun

power that is created when water is heated

water power

noun

energy created from moving water that is turned into electricity or used for making a machine work

wood

noun

using wood as a fuel

sandwich generation

a generation … who are balancing working life with caring for both their teenage children and elderly parents

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