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Glossary
450 definitions by U.S. Department of the Interior, Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development, Tribal Energy and Environmental Information Clearinghouse

Access RoadsAfforestationAggregateAgricultural ResiduesAgricultural WasteAir QualityAlcoholAlgae ProductionAlongshoreAlternating Current (AC)Anaerobic DigestionAncillary FacilitiesAnthropogenicAquatic BiotaAquiferAttenuatorAxial Flow TurbineBackground-Level NoiseBaghouseBallast WaterBarrageBarrage SystemBathymetryBenthicBermBest Management Practices (BMPs)Bilge WaterBinary CycleBinary-Cycle Power PlantBiodieselBioenergyBiofuelsBiogasBiomassBiomass FeedstocksBiotaBlack Liquor (Pulping Liquor)Bone Dry (Oven Dry)Boreal (Reservoirs)BoreholeBorrow MaterialBorrow PitBubble CurtainBuoyBy-ProductCapacity FactorCap-And-TradeCarbohydratesCarbon (C)Carbon CaptureCarbon Capture and Storage (CSS)Carbon CycleCarbon Dioxide (CO2)Carbon FootprintCarbonless Sources of EnergyCarbon Monoxide (CO)Carbon (Offset) CreditsCarbon SequestrationCarbon SinkCarbon SourceCasingCatalystCatalytic Fuels Synthesis UnitCavitationCelluloseCellulosic BiomassCharCharcoalCheck DamChipperChipsChristmas TreesClimate ChangeClosed SystemCoalbed MethaneCombustionCombustion GasesCompressorCompressor StationConductorConvectionCorn StoverCoronaCorona Discharge/NoiseCriteria Air PollutantsCrude OilCrustal RockCryptobiotic SoilsCultural ResourcesCurrentCyclone SeparatorDanger TreesDecommissioningDecomposerDecomposition (Process)Delineation WellDewateringDextroseDigesterDirect Current (DC)Directional DrillingDirect UseDisposal WellDissolved SolidsDistillationDistributed GenerationDistributed Low-HeadDiversion Hydropower FacilityDomestic WasteDredgeDredgingDrilling FluidDrilling MudDrill RigDrivetrainDry SteamDry Steam Power PlantDust AbatementEbb TideEcological ResourcesEffluentElectrical Power GridElectric and Magnetic Fields (EMF)Electric CurrentElectricityElectric PowerElectromagnetic Fields (EMF)Electromagnetic Interference (EMI)Electrostatic PrecipitatorEmbaymentEmissionsEndangered SpeciesEnergyEnergy ContentEnergy CropsEnergy Star®Energy TransmissionEnhanced Geothermal System (EGS)Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)Environmental JusticeErosionEstuaryEthanolEthanol Production PlantExecutive OrderExploratory WellFacilityFeedstockFeedstock PlantFermentationFetchFiber OpticsFlareFlash SteamFlowFluidized Bed BoilerFluidized Bed Catalytic Tar ReformerFly AshFlyrockForbForebayFormationFossil FuelFraccingFracturingFracturingGasificationGatheringGathering PipelinesGeneratorGeological HazardGeological ResourcesGeologic SequestrationGeologyGeomorphologyGeothermal EnergyGeothermal Energy TechnologyGeothermal GradientGeothermal Heat Pump (GHP)Geothermal ReservoirGeothermal ResourceGeyserGlobal WarmingGlucoseGlycerinGraniticGreenhouse EffectGreenhouse Gas (GHG)GroundwaterGuy WiresHabitatHammermillHaul Out, Hauling OutHazardous MaterialHazardous WasteHeadHead PondHeat ExchangerHeat FlowHectare (ha)HemicelluloseHerbicidesHigh TideHistoric PropertiesHogged Fuel or Hog FuelHopperHorizontal Axis TurbineHot Dry Rock (HDR)Hydraulic Fracturing (Hydrofracturing)HydrocarbonsHydrogen SulfideHydrokinetic EnergyHydrologic ConduitsHydrologyHydropowerHydrothermalHypolimnionImmobile HerbicidesImpermeableImpoundmentImpoundment Hydropower FacilityInduction GeneratorIndustrial WasteInfrared RadiationInjectionInjection WellInletInstalled CapacityInsulatorIntakeInterim ReclamationIntertribal Council on Utility Policy (ICOUP)Invasive PlantsInvasive SpeciesInverterKilogram (kg)Kilometer (km)Kilowatt (kW)Landfill GasLand UseLavaLaydown AreaLeachingLigninLignocelluloseLiquefactionLiter (L)LockLogLongwave RadiationLow HeadLow-Head Hydropower PlantsMagmaMechanical-Draft Cooling TowerMegajoule (MJ)Megawatt (MW)Meteorological (Monitoring) TowersMethaneMethyl AlcoholMicroalgaeMicrohydropower FacilitiesMicrositingMinerals Management Service (MMS)MitigationMoisture Content (MC)Molecular SieveMudMud PotMunicipal Solid WasteNacelleNational Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS)National Historic Preservation ActNational Historic TrailNational Register of Historic Places (NRHP)Native AmericanNatural-Draft Cooling TowerNatural GasNatural Gas Compressor StationNaturally Occurring Radioactive Materials (NORM)Near ShoreNitrogen Oxide (NOx)Nitrogen OxidesNitrous Oxide (N2O)NoiseNoxious WeedsOccupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)Off-GasOff-Highway Vehicle (OHV)OffshoreOil and Gas FieldOnce-Through CoolingOn-FarmOnshoreOscillating Water Column DeviceOvertopping DevicePaleontological ResourcesParticulate Matter (PM)ParticulatesPenstockPerennial StreamPermeabilityPermeable Host RockPermitted Off-Site Disposal FacilityPesticidesPetroleumPhotobioreactorPhotosynthesisPigsPile, Pile DrivingPipelinePipeline Inspection Gauge Launch/Recovery (Pigging) FacilitiesPlug-Flow SystemPM10PM2.5Point AbsorberPolycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs)PorosityPower trainProduced WaterProductionProduction CasingProduction WellsProject FootprintProppantsPumped Storage Hydropower FacilityPump StationPyrolysisRecharge/RechargingReclamationRed LiquorReforestationRegistries, Registry SystemsRenewable ResourcesReserve PitReservoirResiduesRevegetationRigRight-of-Way (ROW)River In-Stream Energy SystemsRun-Of-The-River (Facility)SaccharificationSacred LandscapesSalinityScarifyingScouringScrubberSecondary ContainmentSedimentSedimentary RockSeismicitySensitive SpeciesShadow FlickerShield WiresSinkSite ReclamationSlashSlash (Burning)SlopeSludgeSluice GateSlurrySocioeconomicsSoil HorizonSolar TubesSolid WasteSour GasSpecial Status SpeciesSpent LiquorStaging AreaStarchState Historic Preservation Office(r) (SHPO)Step-Up TransformerStoverStream Bank CuttingStringingStripper/Rectifier ColumnSubmarineSubsea CableSubsidenceSubstationSulfite LiquorSulfur Dioxide (SO2)Surface WaterSurficialSurge TankSwitchgrassSynchronous GeneratorSyngasTailraceTerminatorsTerrestrialTerrestrial SequestrationThe GeysersThermal CrackingThreatened SpeciesTidal EnergyTidal RangeTidal TurbineTideToe-CuttingTonne, TonTopographyTown GasTraditional Cultural PropertyTransesterificationTransformerTransmission GridTransmission LineTransmission SystemTransmission TowersTrench/TrenchingTribal Energy Resource Agreement (TERA)Trust Resources (on Tribal Lands)TsunamiTurbidityTurbineU.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA)Utility-Scale Energy Generation FacilitiesUtility-Scale Low-Head HydropowerVertical Axis TurbineViewshedVisual ImpactVisual ResourcesVolatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)VolcanologyWaste ManagementWaste ProductionWastewaterWaste/Wood WasteWatershedWater VaporWatt (Electric)Wave EnergyWellheadWell or WellboreWell PadWetlandsWet ScrubberWind EnergyWind FarmsWind Power DensityWind Power for Native Americans ProgramWind Resource Areas (WRAs)Winds for Schools ProgramWind Shadow(ing)Wind TurbinesWoodWood (Forestry) ResiduesWoody Crops
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