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ENVS 1010 CH 15
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Which of the following is a type of non-renewable energy?
Which of the following is a primary challenge of using many renewable energy resources
Renewable energy resources are a diffuse and intermitted.
What effect does a hydropower facility have on the water quality downstream of the dam.
Water exiting a dam is typically colder and contains less dissolved oxygen
And impoundment hydroelectric plant uses water flowing________
From a reservoir to spin a turbine and generate electricity
One disadvantage of wind farms is_______
The death of bats and birds from collisions with turbine towers and blades
Which of the following are two of the most important factors determining where wind farms should be located?
Wind consistency and wind speed
Which of the following statements describes an advantage of solar energy?
Solar energy systems can be used anywhere in the world.
Which of the following are a form of passive solar technology?
Sunlight-absorbing building materials.
Globally the most widely used biofuel(s) is/are_______
Ethel, produced primarily by fermenting sugars and starches from corn and sugar cane.
Bio energy is considered to be a_________.
Renewable resources become once planted as harvested they can be grown again.
Which of the following systems uses geothermal reservoir waters to boil another fluid to generate streams turn a turbine and generate electricity?
Binary-cycle power plant
A dam is built across a narrow channel in order to harnass kinetic energy from the ocean as the tide rises and falls. This method of energy production is known as a(n)___________.
One of the main ways that gasoline-electric cars achieve better fuel efficiency than typical gasoline powered cars is through the use of___________.
Which of the following is a benefit of using compact fluorescent lights (CFL's) over incandescent lights?
CFLs last about 10 times longer than incandescent lights.
A package delivery company determines the spending money to buy hybrid cars will cost more initially but, the savings in fuel costs over time will pay for the investment in only a few years. This analysis to compare the costs and benefits of energy alternatives is called_________.
The cost of saving energy
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