Fossil Fuels and Carbon Capture & Storage (CCS) Quiz

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Which fossil fuels are the dominant cause of climate change?

All of the above

What is the purpose of carbon capture and storage (CCS)?

To reduce carbon emissions

Why is Ireland particularly vulnerable to interruptions in energy supplies?

It imports all its oil and coal

Which module assessment method is worth 50% of the final grade?

Continual assessment (practicals, presentations)

Which fossil fuel accounted for the highest percentage of primary energy use in 2022?

Oil

Which source of energy experienced the highest growth in primary energy demand between 2019 and 2022?

Renewable energy sources

What percentage of primary energy use in 2022 was accounted for by fossil fuels?

82%

Which country currently imports all its oil and coal and about 50% of its gas?

Ireland

What is the main focus of the module 'Geol 40310 - Fossil Fuels and CCS'?

All of the above

What is the purpose of carbon capture and storage (CCS)?

To reduce carbon emissions from carbon-based energy systems

Which fossil fuel accounted for the highest percentage of global energy demand in 2000?

Oil

What was the percentage of primary energy use accounted for by fossil fuels in 2019?

85%

Which energy source experienced the highest growth in primary energy demand between 2019 and 2022?

Renewables

What is the projected percentage of global fossil fuel consumption in 2050 according to the IEA Net Zero Scenario?

80%

Which country currently imports all its oil and coal and about 50% of its gas?

Ireland

What is the main focus of the module 'Geol 40310 - Fossil Fuels and CCS'?

Geological setting of fossil fuels

What is the purpose of carbon capture and storage (CCS)?

To reduce carbon emissions from energy systems

Which energy source experienced the highest growth in primary energy demand between 2019 and 2022?

Renewable energy sources

What is the percentage increase in primary energy supply between 2019 and 2022?

2.8%

Which fossil fuel accounted for the highest percentage of global energy demand in 2000?

Oil

What is the percentage of primary energy use accounted for by fossil fuels in 2019?

83%

Which type of plate boundary occurs when one plate slides past another with a strike-slip motion?

Transform

What type of rocks are produced in subduction regions and in areas of continent-continent collision?

Metamorphic rocks

Where is the San Andreas Fault located?

Transform plate boundary

Which type of seismic wave is not transmitted through liquid media?

S-waves

Which boundary is associated with a mineralogical phase change from basalt to peridotite?

Moho

What is the mechanical boundary between the lithosphere and asthenosphere called?

LAB

Which type of plate boundary occurs where plates pull apart, resulting in the production of volcanic rocks?

Divergent

What type of rock is typically found at mid-ocean ridges?

Basalt

What type of plate boundary occurs where plates collide and the downgoing oceanic plate is subducted into the mantle?

Convergent

What type of volcanic material is typically found at convergent plate boundaries?

Andesite

Which layer of the Earth is the weaker region of the upper mantle that deforms by viscous flow?

Asthenosphere

What is the density of the mantle?

3.3 g/cm3

Who proposed the theory of continental drift?

Alfred Wegener

What provides key evidence for plate tectonics?

Reversals of the Earth’s magnetic field

Test your knowledge on fossil fuels and carbon capture & storage (CCS) in this quiz. Learn about the introduction to fossil fuels and their impact on climate change. Explore how fossil fuels will continue to play a crucial role in the transition to a low CO2 future.

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