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Term Summary
Geological disposal facility (GDF)

A safe underground area where radioactive waste is stored and monitored.

Gigawatt (GW)

A unit of electricity equal to one billion (109) watts.

Green deal

UK government initiative that aims to enable households and businesses to improve the energy efficiency of their properties.

Greenhouse gas

A gas, such as carbon dioxide or methane, that traps the sun’s heat and contributes to global warming.