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Which would least likely have an impact on global climate changes?
a) producing energy using hydroelectric plants
b) producing energy using coal
c) producing energy using oil
d) producing energy using natural gas

Which is an example of a renewable energy source?
a) coal
b) nuclear
c) natural gass
d) biomass

Which is a possible disadvantage of usin g flowing water to produce electricity?
a) creates reservoirs
b) only suitable for industrial use
c) ecosystem damage and loss of land
d) reduced carbon dioxide emission

Which is a problem with using wi nd turbines to produce energy?
a) Wind turbines are effici ent only in certain areas
b) Wind turbines occupy a small area of land
c) Wind turbines produce a large amount of energy
d) Wind turbines create a large amount of pollution

Which area of the world consumes the most energy?
a) Asia Pacific
b) North America
c) Europe
d) Africa

Which of the following is a nonrenewable energy resource?
a) solar
b) coal
c) biomass
d) hydroelectric

What is the leading source of energy used in the United States today?
a) oil
b) coal
c) wind
d) solar

Energy resources derived from the remains of dead plants and animals are known as...
a) coal
b) fossil fuels
c) fossils
d) just dead

What is the main concern of using nuclear energy?
a) lower carbon dioxide emission
b) the storage of radioactive waste
c) the ugly appearance of the plants
d) there are no concerns

Which is a disadvantage of using solar power?
a) lower greenhouse gases
b) save money on electric bill
c) the Sun is a renewable energy resource
d) on cloudy days or at night the Sun is not available to generate power

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