[Tagging] What's a power=station?

Dave F. davefox at madasafish.com
Mon Jan 18 16:03:55 GMT 2010

Anthony wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 18, 2010 at 8:50 AM, Dave F. <davefox at madasafish.com 
> <mailto:davefox at madasafish.com>> wrote:
>     To me power is energy. It's not a physical entity.
> That's just silly.  Energy is a physical entity.
A lump of coal is not energy, just decomposed, squashed plant life in 
the form of (mostly) carbon.

It only has the /potential /to give off energy when heat is introduced.

OK, this could degenerate into a philosophical discussion, so to keep it 
slightly on tagging:

Would you tag a reservoir at the head of a hydro-electric dam as a 
reservoir or power?
Would you describe a gas tank as power or a tank filled with gas?

Dave F.

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