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74 terms
AP Environmental Science 7.03 Renewable Energy
insolation
passive solar heating
active solar heating
How is energy from the sun converted i…
measure of amount of solar radiation that reaches given area…
absorbs the heat from the sun and stores the heat within a st…
involves absorbing energy from the sun and then pumping a hea…
photovoltaic cells (PV cells)
insolation
measure of amount of solar radiation that reaches given area…
passive solar heating
absorbs the heat from the sun and stores the heat within a st…
42 terms
AP Environmental Science - Unit 7: Renewable Energy
Renewable Energy
Reasons for Renewable energy
Benefits
Non vs Renewable Today
Energy from sources that are constantly being formed. Include…
To reduce fossil, to reduce air pollution, to reduce emission…
Unlikely to run out, replace fossil fuels, less dependent on…
80% energy from fossil fuels, renewable growing much faster t…
Renewable Energy
Energy from sources that are constantly being formed. Include…
Reasons for Renewable energy
To reduce fossil, to reduce air pollution, to reduce emission…
74 terms
AP Environmental Science 7.03 Renewable Energy
insolation
passive solar heating
active solar heating
How is energy from the sun converted i…
measure of amount of solar radiation that reaches given area…
absorbs the heat from the sun and stores the heat within a st…
involves absorbing energy from the sun and then pumping a hea…
photovoltaic cells (PV cells)
insolation
measure of amount of solar radiation that reaches given area…
passive solar heating
absorbs the heat from the sun and stores the heat within a st…
111 terms
AP Environmental Science Energy, Conventional/Renewable
Renewable energy
Examples of renewable energy
Nonrenewable energy
Examples of nonrenewable energy
resource that is restored faster than it is consumed
water(globally), wind, solar, geothermal, biomass
resource that is consumed faster than restored
nuclear, fossil fuels
Renewable energy
resource that is restored faster than it is consumed
Examples of renewable energy
water(globally), wind, solar, geothermal, biomass
42 terms
AP Environmental Science - Unit 7: Renewable Energy
Renewable Energy
Reasons for Renewable energy
Benefits
Non vs Renewable Today
Energy from sources that are constantly being formed. Include…
To reduce fossil, to reduce air pollution, to reduce emission…
Unlikely to run out, replace fossil fuels, less dependent on…
80% energy from fossil fuels, renewable growing much faster t…
Renewable Energy
Energy from sources that are constantly being formed. Include…
Reasons for Renewable energy
To reduce fossil, to reduce air pollution, to reduce emission…
42 terms
AP environmental science (non renewable sources of energy
net energy
coal
energy returned on Investment
Energy conversion efficiency
the difference between energy returned and energy invested
low energy... not as efficient
energy returned/energy invested
ratio of useful energy output to the amount needing to be input
net energy
the difference between energy returned and energy invested
coal
low energy... not as efficient
20 terms
Ch. 21 AP Environmental Science (New Renewable Energy Alternatives)
Wind Farm
Solar panels
Wind turbines
Solar Energy
A power plant that uses wind turbines to generate electricity…
Generally consisting of dark-coloured, heat-absorbing metal p…
Mechanical assemblies that convert wind's kinetic energy, or…
The energy received by Earth from the sun in the form of radi…
Wind Farm
A power plant that uses wind turbines to generate electricity…
Solar panels
Generally consisting of dark-coloured, heat-absorbing metal p…
27 terms
Environmental Science: Renewable Energy
Ocean Thermal-Energy Conversion
Tidal Power
Tidal Barrage
Wave Power
1. Most oceans have a thermal gradient between warm upper sur…
Twice-daily rise and fall of tides have lots of energy
1. Dam built across the mouth of a bay.... 2. E. Impacts: traps…
1. Ideal location must recieve wave's force before it hits th…
Ocean Thermal-Energy Conversion
1. Most oceans have a thermal gradient between warm upper sur…
Tidal Power
Twice-daily rise and fall of tides have lots of energy
30 terms
AP Environmental: Renewable Energy
Renewable Energy Sources
Nondepletable
Break Down of Renewable Energy
Break Down of Renewable Energy in the US
Energy sources which can be regenerated rapidly (potentially…
Cannot be depleted no matter how much we use them
13% of total energy used... 77% of combustible renewables and w…
7% of total energy used... 53% Biomass... 34% Hydroelectric... 7% Win…
Renewable Energy Sources
Energy sources which can be regenerated rapidly (potentially…
Nondepletable
Cannot be depleted no matter how much we use them
11 terms
Environmental Science - Chapter 18: Renewable Energy
Renewable energy
Passive solar heating
Active solar heating
Biomass fuel
Energy from sources that are constantly being formed.
The use of sunlight to heat buildings directly.
The gathering of solar energy by collectors that are used to…
Plant material, manure, or any other organic matter that is u…
Renewable energy
Energy from sources that are constantly being formed.
Passive solar heating
The use of sunlight to heat buildings directly.
19 terms
AP Environmental Science Chapter 16 (Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy) Vocabulary
energy efficiency
cogeneration
combined heat and power system (CHP)
smart grid
the measure of how much work we can get from each unit of ene…
uses a CHP system, in which two useful forms of energy are pr…
two useful forms of energy are produced from the same fuel so…
a more energy efficient, digitally controlled, ultra-high-vol…
energy efficiency
the measure of how much work we can get from each unit of ene…
cogeneration
uses a CHP system, in which two useful forms of energy are pr…
28 terms
Renewable Energy(Environmental Science)
Watts
Kilowatt-Hours
Sedimentation
Wind Farm
Rate of which electrons are moving through a circuit are doin…
Measures electricity consumption, added to bill in the time e…
Where particles of soil in the river settle to the bottom of…
Large number of wind turbines clustered together
Watts
Rate of which electrons are moving through a circuit are doin…
Kilowatt-Hours
Measures electricity consumption, added to bill in the time e…
16 terms
Environmental Science: Renewable Energy
Renewable Energy
Passive Solar Heating
Active Solar Heating
Biomass Fuels
Energy from sources that are constantly being formed.
Uses the sun's energy to heat something directly.
Energy from the sun that can be gathered by collectors and us…
Plant material, manure, or any other organic matter that is u…
Renewable Energy
Energy from sources that are constantly being formed.
Passive Solar Heating
Uses the sun's energy to heat something directly.
20 terms
Ch. 21 AP Environmental Science (New Renewable Energy Alternatives)
Wind Farm
Solar panels
Wind turbines
Solar Energy
A power plant that uses wind turbines to generate electricity…
Generally consisting of dark-coloured, heat-absorbing metal p…
Mechanical assemblies that convert wind's kinetic energy, or…
The energy received by Earth from the sun in the form of radi…
Wind Farm
A power plant that uses wind turbines to generate electricity…
Solar panels
Generally consisting of dark-coloured, heat-absorbing metal p…
31 terms
AP Environmental Science Chapter 13 - Alternative and Renewable Energies
Clean fuels
Hybrid gas-electric vehicles
Biofuels
Biomass
Low-pollution fuels that can replace ordinary gasoline. These…
Gas engine that only kicks in when the car is accelerating or…
Fuels, such as ethanol or methanol, that are created from the…
A measure of the total dry mass of organisms within a particu…
Clean fuels
Low-pollution fuels that can replace ordinary gasoline. These…
Hybrid gas-electric vehicles
Gas engine that only kicks in when the car is accelerating or…
11 terms
Environmental Science - Chapter 18: Renewable Energy
Renewable energy
Passive solar heating
Active solar heating
Biomass fuel
Energy from sources that are constantly being formed.
The use of sunlight to heat buildings directly.
The gathering of solar energy by collectors that are used to…
Plant material, manure, or any other organic matter that is u…
Renewable energy
Energy from sources that are constantly being formed.
Passive solar heating
The use of sunlight to heat buildings directly.
35 terms
Renewable Energy: Environmental Science Test
Renewable energy
Solar energy, wind, moving water, the…
Solar energy
Where does most renewable energy come…
Energy from sources that are constantly being formed
Examples of renewable energy
Sun is a medium-sized star that radiates energy from nuclear…
Nearly all comes directly or indirectly from the sun
Renewable energy
Energy from sources that are constantly being formed
Solar energy, wind, moving water, the…
Examples of renewable energy
52 terms
AP Environmental Science Renewable Resources
Nonrenewable energy
Renewable energy
Potentially renewable energy
Nondepletable energy
An energy source with a finite supply, primarily the fossil f…
In energy management, an energy source that is either potenti…
An energy source that can be regenerated indefinitely as long…
An energy source that cannot be used up.
Nonrenewable energy
An energy source with a finite supply, primarily the fossil f…
Renewable energy
In energy management, an energy source that is either potenti…
19 terms
Environmental Science: Non-Renewable Energy
Non-Renewable Energy
Fossil Fuels
Electric Generator
Turbine
Energy sources that can only be used once.
The remains of ancient organisms that changed into coal, oil,…
A machine that converts mechanical energy or motion into elec…
Wheel that changes the force of a moving gas or liquid into e…
Non-Renewable Energy
Energy sources that can only be used once.
Fossil Fuels
The remains of ancient organisms that changed into coal, oil,…
37 terms
Environmental Non Renewable Energy
Coal
Natural gas
Fracking
hardest, cleanest burning type of coal
a fossil fuel that is made from ancient plant remains
a fossil fuel that is extracted from fracking
the method used to extract natural gas from shale
anthracite
Coal
a fossil fuel that is made from ancient plant remains
Natural gas
a fossil fuel that is extracted from fracking
45 terms
Environmental Science Renewable and Nonrenewable Energy
Renewable Energy sources list?
Nondepletable Energy sources list?
Biofuels?
Potentially renewable?
Both-Bio, Both-Solar, Hydroelectric, Tidal, Geothermal, Wind,…
Solar, Wind, Tidal, Geothermal, Hydroelectric
Ethanol and Biodiesel
Biomass and Biofuels
Renewable Energy sources list?
Both-Bio, Both-Solar, Hydroelectric, Tidal, Geothermal, Wind,…
Nondepletable Energy sources list?
Solar, Wind, Tidal, Geothermal, Hydroelectric
55 terms
Renewable Energy: Environmental Science Test
Energy from sources that are constantl…
Examples of Renewable Energy
Sun is a medium-sized star that radiat…
Where does most renewable energy come…
Renewable Energy
Solar energy, wind, moving water, the Earth's heat
Solar Energy
Nearly all comes directly or indirectly from the sun
Energy from sources that are constantl…
Renewable Energy
Examples of Renewable Energy
Solar energy, wind, moving water, the Earth's heat
111 terms
AP Environmental Science Vocab Ch 15, 16, 22, and 23 Energy, Conventional/Renewable
Renewable energy
Examples of renewable energy
Nonrenewable energy
Examples of nonrenewable energy
resource that is restored faster than it is consumed
water(globally), wind, solar, geothermal, biomass
resource that is consumed faster than restored
nuclear, fossil fuels
Renewable energy
resource that is restored faster than it is consumed
Examples of renewable energy
water(globally), wind, solar, geothermal, biomass
20 terms
Renewable Energy APES
Wind Power
Hydroelectric Power River
Run of the River
Solar heat pump
The use of a windmill to drive an electric generator
Using the moving water of a river to generate electricity, us…
Water held behind a dam and diverted into a channel for elect…
converts radiation to thermal energy. heats water to circulat…
Wind Power
The use of a windmill to drive an electric generator
Hydroelectric Power River
Using the moving water of a river to generate electricity, us…
15 terms
Gillen Environmental Science - Chapter 18: Renewable Energy
Renewable energy
Passive solar heating
Active solar heating
Biomass fuel
Energy from sources that are constantly being formed.
The use of sunlight to heat buildings directly.
The gathering of solar energy by collectors that are used to…
Plant material, manure, or any other organic matter that is u…
Renewable energy
Energy from sources that are constantly being formed.
Passive solar heating
The use of sunlight to heat buildings directly.
17 terms
Environmental Science - Chapter 18: Renewable Energy Alternatives
active solar heating
biofuel
biomass energy
biopower
the use of technology to collect, store, and distribute the s…
fuel from organic sources
the total amount of living tissue in a trophic level
electricity generated by the combustion of organic materials
active solar heating
the use of technology to collect, store, and distribute the s…
biofuel
fuel from organic sources
17 terms
Environmental Science - Chapter 18: Renewable Energy Alternatives
active solar heating
biofuel
biomass energy
biopower
the use of technology to collect, store, and distribute the s…
fuel from organic sources
the total amount of living tissue in a trophic level
electricity generated by the combustion of organic materials
active solar heating
the use of technology to collect, store, and distribute the s…
biofuel
fuel from organic sources
21 terms
APES Ch 16 renewable energy
Biomass
Geothermal Energy
Hydropower
Solar Active
fuel developed from organic materials
heat from the center of the earth, used by steaming water pum…
moving water used to generate electricity, usually through ri…
Using solar energy to steam water and mechanically turn a tur…
Biomass
fuel developed from organic materials
Geothermal Energy
heat from the center of the earth, used by steaming water pum…
8 terms
Environmental Science - Renewable Energy Ch. 24
Solar - Pro
Solar - Con
Wind - Pro
Wind - Con
...
...
...
...
Solar - Pro
...
Solar - Con
...
19 terms
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE Module 2(Renewable Energy)
Renewable Energy
Solar Energy can be found?
Geothermal Energy can be found?
Wind Energy can be found?
Energy that comes from resources that can be replenished with…
Barbados and widespread Caribbean
Guadeloupe, Montserrat, Dominica, St. Lucia, Nevis, Grenada
Jamaica
Renewable Energy
Energy that comes from resources that can be replenished with…
Solar Energy can be found?
Barbados and widespread Caribbean
22 terms
AP Environmental Science: Energy
energy
United States
Globally
Units
=
37% oil, 23% coal, 24% natural gas, 7% renewable, 9% nuclear
20% of the world's population uses 70% of the energy:... 34% oil…
1 calorie = 4.1800 J... 1 BTU = 1055 J... 1 KWH = 3,600,00 J (3.6 MJ)
energy
=
United States
37% oil, 23% coal, 24% natural gas, 7% renewable, 9% nuclear
10 terms
Matching Environmental Science Test: Renewable Energy
b
c
a
a
uses collectors on roof ... a. passive solar... b. active solar... c.…
uses moving water... a. passive solar... b. geothermal... c. hydroelec…
uses heat from earth's interior... a. geothermal... b. photovoltaic…
uses large windows facing the sun... a. passive solar... b. photovo…
b
uses collectors on roof ... a. passive solar... b. active solar... c.…
c
uses moving water... a. passive solar... b. geothermal... c. hydroelec…
17 terms
Environmental Science - Chapter 18: Renewable Energy Alternatives
active solar heating
biofuel
biomass energy
biopower
the use of technology to collect, store, and distribute the s…
fuel from organic sources
the total amount of living tissue in a trophic level
electricity generated by the combustion of organic materials
active solar heating
the use of technology to collect, store, and distribute the s…
biofuel
fuel from organic sources
98 terms
Environmental Science Chapter 18 Renewable Energy
What is energy efficiency?
How much energy do we waste? (U.S., DOE)
- DOE... US waste
4 Most Common & Worst Energy Conversio…
Measure of useful energy produced by an energy conversion dev…
-84% of commercial/industrial (41% - 2nd law of thermo; 43% b…
2/3's of what the world population consumes
Incandescent light bulbs (95% inefficient) ... Internal combusti…
What is energy efficiency?
Measure of useful energy produced by an energy conversion dev…
How much energy do we waste? (U.S., DOE)
-84% of commercial/industrial (41% - 2nd law of thermo; 43% b…
20 terms
APES New Renewable Energy Alternatives
Wind Farm
Solar panels
Wind turbines
Solar Energy
A power plant that uses wind turbines to generate electricity…
Generally consisting of dark-coloured, heat-absorbing metal p…
Mechanical assemblies that convert wind's kinetic energy, or…
The energy received by Earth from the sun in the form of radi…
Wind Farm
A power plant that uses wind turbines to generate electricity…
Solar panels
Generally consisting of dark-coloured, heat-absorbing metal p…
11 terms
Environmental Science - Chapter 18: Renewable Energy
Renewable energy
Passive solar heating
Active solar heating
Biomass fuel
Energy from sources that are constantly being formed.
The use of sunlight to heat buildings directly.
The gathering of solar energy by collectors that are used to…
Plant material, manure, or any other organic matter that is u…
Renewable energy
Energy from sources that are constantly being formed.
Passive solar heating
The use of sunlight to heat buildings directly.
Environmental Science - Chapter 18: Renewable Energy
Renewable energy
Passive solar heating
Active solar heating
Biomass fuel
Energy from sources that are constantly being formed.
The use of sunlight to heat buildings directly.
The gathering of solar energy by collectors that are used to…
Plant material, manure, or any other organic matter that is u…
Renewable energy
Energy from sources that are constantly being formed.
Passive solar heating
The use of sunlight to heat buildings directly.
14 terms
Environmental Science 4th Quarter Renewable Energy
hydroelectric energy
photovoltaic
biomass
cogeneration
electrical energy produced by falling water. (spins a turbine).
converting sun energy into electricity.
plant material, manure, or any type of organic matter that is…
the production of 2 useful forms of energy from the same fuel…
hydroelectric energy
electrical energy produced by falling water. (spins a turbine).
photovoltaic
converting sun energy into electricity.
31 terms
AP Environmental Science - Energy Consumption
A
D
C
C
Compared with the "Calorie" unit that gauges food energy how…
Carrying an apple across the room and bringing a pot of water…
Which of the following is best described as storage of potent…
Work performed per unit of time is called... A. energy... B. poten…
A
Compared with the "Calorie" unit that gauges food energy how…
D
Carrying an apple across the room and bringing a pot of water…
66 terms
AP Environmental Science Energy Resources
Nonrenewable energy
Renewable energy
Tiered rate system
CFL (compact fluorescent) light
An energy source with a finite supply, primarily the fossil f…
In energy management, an energy source that is either potenti…
A billing system used by some electric companies in which cus…
use one-fourth as much energy to provide the same amount of l…
Nonrenewable energy
An energy source with a finite supply, primarily the fossil f…
Renewable energy
In energy management, an energy source that is either potenti…
59 terms
AP Environmental Science Chapter 12/13 (Energy)
Chapter 12
Nonrenewable
Fossil fuels
Nuclear Fuels
...
Once they're gone, there's no more
Derived from biological material that became fossilized milli…
Derived from radioactive materials that give off energy
Chapter 12
...
Nonrenewable
Once they're gone, there's no more
15 terms
Environmental Science Chapter 16: Perpetual and Renewable energy
How does a pumped storage hydropower p…
Why are Hydro-electrical power plants…
What kind of environmental impact do t…
What are the major advantages of gener…
-water from the river flows into the dam, spins the turbine,…
because both power plants need water. They are both found alo…
-expensive to build... -disrupts wild life... -could cause flooding
-doesn't pollute the air, no bi products besides the actual p…
How does a pumped storage hydropower p…
-water from the river flows into the dam, spins the turbine,…
Why are Hydro-electrical power plants…
because both power plants need water. They are both found alo…
18 terms
Environmental Science - Chapter 17 & 18: Nonrenewable & Renewable Energy
Fossil fuels
Electric generator
Petroleum
Oil reserves
A nonrenewable energy resource formed from the remains of org…
A device that converts mechanical energy into electrical ener…
A liquid mixture of complex hydrocarbon compounds; used widel…
Oil deposits that are discovered and are in commercial produc…
Fossil fuels
A nonrenewable energy resource formed from the remains of org…
Electric generator
A device that converts mechanical energy into electrical ener…
12 terms
Visualizing Environmental Science Ch. 18 Renewable Energy Resources
active solar heating
biomass
cogeneration (CHP)
energy conservation
A system of putting the sun's energy to use in which collecto…
Plant and animal material used as fuel.
An energy technology that involves recycling "waste" heat.
Using less energy—by reducing energy use and waste, for examp…
active solar heating
A system of putting the sun's energy to use in which collecto…
biomass
Plant and animal material used as fuel.
10 terms
APES CH 17 Renewable Energy
Passive solar energy
Active solar energy
Hydroelectric energy
Geothermal energy
a method of converting solar energy into heat without pumps o…
Solar energy systems that collect energy through the use of p…
Energy obtained from flowing water
Energy derived from the heat in the interior of the earth
Passive solar energy
a method of converting solar energy into heat without pumps o…
Active solar energy
Solar energy systems that collect energy through the use of p…
48 terms
APES Ch 18 Energy Efficiency and Renewable Resources
What % of commercial energy converts t…
What are the four devices shown in the…
From ______________ average car mpg gr…
The following graph relates to which s…
D) 16%
E) all of the above
B 1970-1980
C. Law of thermodynamics
What % of commercial energy converts t…
D) 16%
What are the four devices shown in the…
E) all of the above
24 terms
AP Environmental Science: Energy
Clean Coal
Wood
Coal
Petroleum
Technology that mitigates CO2 emissions that arise from the b…
Most used energy source before the Industrial Revolution
Most used energy source in the Industrial Revolution era
Most used energy source in the 20th and 21st centuries
Clean Coal
Technology that mitigates CO2 emissions that arise from the b…
Wood
Most used energy source before the Industrial Revolution
57 terms
AP Environmental Chapter 12/13: Nonrenewable/Renewable Energy
Humans are annoying because they requi…
With the average use of energy per cap…
The "dirtiest" energy source is ______…
Chemical energy is potential energy th…
Humans require multiple forms of ENERGY, such as FOOD, HEAT a…
1) 3.41 x 10^4 cubed feet natural gas... 2) 2.8 x 10^3 lbs of co…
coal
Chemical Energy: stored in bonds between atoms... Nuclear Energy…
Humans are annoying because they requi…
Humans require multiple forms of ENERGY, such as FOOD, HEAT a…
With the average use of energy per cap…
1) 3.41 x 10^4 cubed feet natural gas... 2) 2.8 x 10^3 lbs of co…
39 terms
Renewable Energy (APES)
The Role of Renewable Energy Consumpti…
SOLAR:... Solar energy consists of.....
Electrical power and/or heat can be ge…
Define passive solar heating
Renewable Energy is 6% of the nation's total energy supply:... -…
collecting & harnessing radiant energy from the sun to provid…
-photovoltaic cells, solar collectors, or at a central solar-…
-does not include any type of mechanical heating device -func…
The Role of Renewable Energy Consumpti…
Renewable Energy is 6% of the nation's total energy supply:... -…
SOLAR:... Solar energy consists of.....
collecting & harnessing radiant energy from the sun to provid…
90 terms
APES Renewable Energy Quiz
windmills that are used to generate el…
how aerogenerators work:
where are aerogenerators used
lipa wants to build turbines near
aerogenerators
wind makes vanes spin to generate turbine.... turbine turns on g…
Wind farms, open areas, steady winds at least 15 mph
jones beach
windmills that are used to generate el…
aerogenerators
how aerogenerators work:
wind makes vanes spin to generate turbine.... turbine turns on g…
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