Biodiversity - the variety of life and its processes including the variety of living organisms, the genetic differences among
them and the variety of communities and ecosystems in which they occur.
Capacity Factor - The ratio of electrical energy
produced by a generating unit for a given period of time to the
electrical energy that could have been produced at continuous
full-power operation during the same period.
Cullet - crushed glass used as a raw material in the
production of recycled glass products.
FAO - Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United
Fossil Fuel - Any
naturally occurring organic fuel formed in the Earth's crust,
such as petroleum, coal, and natural gas.
Gene Pool - the collection of genes in an interbreeding population.
Global Warming - the rise in the Earth's average
surface temperature caused by the increasing levels of Greenhouse
Greenhouse Effect - the effect whereby the Greenhouse
Gasses act as an effective insulation layer to retain the
Earth's re-radiating infra-red radiation, thus causing the
Planet's surface temperature to be higher than it otherwise
Greenhouse Gasses - the gasses present in our
atmosphere which are responsible for the Greenhouse Effect.
These are water vapour,
carbon dioxide, ozone, methane and nitrous oxide.
MDG - Millennium Development Goals for reducing
poverty, set out at the United Nations Millennium Summit in
OECD - Organisation for Economic Co-operation and
Watt (W) - The electrical
unit of power. The rate of energy transfer equivalent to 1
ampere flowing under a pressure of 1 volt of unity power factor.
Watthour (Wh) - An
electric energy unit of measure equal to 1 watt of power
supplied to, or taken from, an electric circuit steadily for 1