conventional energy

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Synonyms: traditional energy

Conventional energy is contributing to climate change through emission of greenhouse gases. It includes all types of fossil energy.

Related terms:
renewable energiesRenewable energy is power generated from infinite sources, such as wind or solar power. Conventional energy is generated from finite sources, such as natural gas or fossil oil., greenhouse gas emissionsGreenhouse gas emissions cause dangerous anthropogenic climate change. Emissions include CO2, fluoridated gases, methane which are emitted by human activity such as deforestation and burning fossil fuels, and water vapour., carbon dioxideCarbon dioxide (CO2) is emitted in several ways. Naturally through the carbon cycle and through human activities like the burning of fossil fuels. These human activities have increased CO2 concentrations in the atmosphere since the beginning of the industrial revolution and these high ...

Broader terms:
carbon sourcesA carbon source emits carbon into the atmosphere. Note a carbon sink can turn into a carbon source, like a forest that can absorb carbon as it grows but release it when it burns.

Narrower terms:
fossil energyEnergy from fossil sources, such as natural gas and oil. This type of energy contributes to climate change and because of its finite nature it is not a permanent resource.

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