Green Careers Glossary: W

Waste-to-energy (WTE): Renewable energy model that uses facilities that burn organic and manufactured waste in carefully designed boilers with modern pollution control equipment to scrub the emissions from the burn and maintain precise heat conditions to ensure that all waste matter is combusted completely.

Wave power: Energy captured from the change in height and speed of ocean waves.

Wind energy: Energy captured from the wind created as the sun heats different parts of the earth at different rates, and hot air rises and cooler air is drawn in to replace the warmer rising air.

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