Green Terms

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A term used to describe precipitation that has become acidic (low pH) due to the emission of sulfur oxides from fossil fuel-burning power plants. Source: U.S. Department of Energy / Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Adverse Reaction is a harmful, unintended effect of a medication, diagnostic test, or therapeutic intervention. Especially a result that causes significant, sometimes life-threatening conditions.
Also see: Side Effects

Alternative fuels are derived from resources other than petroleum. Some are produced domestically, reducing dependence on foreign oil, and some are derived from renewable sources. Often, they produce less pollution than gasoline or diesel. Source: U.S. Department of Energy / Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Also see: Biofuels, Hybrid, Natural Gas

The ratings under which specified appliances convert energy sources into useful energy, as determined by procedures established by the U.S. Department of Energy. Source: U.S. Department of Energy / Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

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