Clarifying Key Terms

Clean Coal- is an umbrella term used primarily to describe technologies that may reduce emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gas that arise from the burning of coal for electrical power.

Eutrophication
- Excessive richness of nutrients in a lake or other body of water, frequently due to runoff from the land, which causes a dense growth of plant life.

Nuclear Technologies-
is technology that involves the reactions of atomic nuclei such as nuclear power and nuclear medicine.

Quad-
is approximately 300 billion kilowatt hours

Renewable Energy Systems-
generators that create electricity from sunlight, wind, falling water, sustainable biomass, waste, and geothermal sources

Small-Scale Distributed Generation Technologies-
generators that produce decentralized and modular power close to its point of consumption