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- British Thermal Unit
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- n. a unit of energy equal to the work done by a power of 1000 watts operating for one hour
- n. a unit of heat equal to the amount of heat required to raise one pound of water one degree Fahrenheit at one atmosphere pressure; equivalent to 251.997 calories
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(One BTU is the energy required to heat one pound of water one degree Fahrenheit.)
You can also buy bigger burner units ... they are rated in BTU's I have a portable stove that has two 30,000 BTU burners.
In the U.S., enrgy is measured in units called BTU's.
WHY DO YOU THINK NATURAL GAS NATION WIDE IS SO OUTRAGEOUS …. $2 per therm or 100,000 BTU is outrageous
And you have what I'll call BTU deja vu in the House.
As opposed to a BTU, which is the energy to raise 1 pound of water by 1 deg F.
Q On the broad-based energy tax, has the President decided to do what's called a BTU-type of base or formula to determine how much of a tax to trickle down?
First, the history: Back in 1993, President Clinton proposed a broad-based energy tax called a BTU tax since it taxed energy content measured in British Thermal Units.
He also forced through the House an energy tax, known as the BTU tax, that would have charged all fuel sources based on their heat content; the measure failed in the Senate, and many vulnerable House Dems blamed that vote for the loss of their seats.
All sixth grade students at Tonganoxie Middle School will engage in a program called the BTU Crew, where they will learn about how to make buildings like their middle school more energy efficient and environmentally responsible.
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