unit of energy

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u·nit of en·er·gy

1. CGS system: erg, joule;
2. MKS system: newton-meter (joule);
3. FPS system: foot-poundal;
4. gravitational unit: gram-centimeter, gram-meter, kilogram-meter, foot-pound;
5. SI: joule.
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Solar power produces, per unit of energy, only about one-tenth as much carbon dioxide and other harmful emissions as does conventional power generation, a new study shows.
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