Appendix 1 - Reidar Conradi (Ed.): Some Common Energy Terms - per Oct. 27, 2007

See also Energy Units, American Physical Society (APS), 2011 (.cfm).

Introduction: first, we define some basic units to measure general properties of any energy carrier or source (like fuel and electricity). Then come a few more specific units for specific energy sources, like nuclear energy and oil. The International System of Units (SI) is used whenever appropriate, e.g. joule == Ws for energy. Ultimately, the SI units are based on three core ones - meter (length), kilogram (mass), and second (time).

List of energy units:

Volume vs. mass measures of natural gas: This file: http://www.idi.ntnu.no~conradi/klima/energy-units.html.


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