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Energy Efficient Schools and Students: Glossary of Terms
Table of Contents
Background and Overview
Reasons to Change
Barriers to Change
P2 Opportunities
Case Studies
Glossary of Terms
Key Contacts
Complete List of Links

Essential Links:

Clean Energy Glossary
This glossary provides definitions of a number of important terms associated with power generation t...

Coal Glossary
Glossary of Coal-related terms is provided. This also serves as a portal to lesson plans and teache...

Glossary of Energy-Related Terms
This is a comprehensive list of easy to understand energy-related terms.

NEED Project, Putting Energy into Education
NEED provides curriculum correlations to the National Science Education Standards, and provides proj...

Wind Energy Glossary
This glossary is provided in English, German, Spanish, French, and Danish. Each term, once selected,...

<big><b>Energy Efficient Schools and Students: Glossary </b></big> Alternative energy, traditional energy, and energy engineering and efficiency terms are defined.

Energy is a broad category, and in the current economic market many new terms and energy types are being explored. This section of the Energy Efficient Schools and Students provides links to various glossaries.

Categories include:
  • Bio diesel
  • Bio mass
  • Biofuels
  • Coal
  • Conservation
  • Efficiency
  • Electricity
  • Fuel Cells
  • Geo Thermal
  • Green Power
  • Hydro Energy
  • Natural Gas
  • Nuclear
  • Ocean and Tidal Energy
  • Petroleum
  • Renewable and Nonrenewable Energy
  • Solar Energy
  • Wind Energy

Additional links provided at the right define technology and technical terms associated with energy such as:

  • Air Retarder/Barrier
  • Alternating Current
  • Appliance Energy Efficiency Ratings
  • Ballast
  • Battery Energy Storage
  • Bone Dry Unit
  • Capacitor
  • Compact Fluorescent
  • Incandescent
  • Outdoor Air Kit
  • Photovoltaic Array
  • Pulse-start Lamps
  • T-5 HO systems

Terms related to specific energy forms will have "glossary" associated with the link in the list of resources.


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Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable
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Hub Last Updated: 7/6/2011

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