Renewable Energy Overview Quiz
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Renewable Energy Overview Quiz

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Why are fossil fuels not a sustainable long-term energy source?

They are rapidly being used up

What is the primary advantage of using renewable energy?

It produces fewer pollutants

What is the expected impact of retiring much of the United States' nuclear capacity by 2020?

An increase in renewable energy usage

How does burning fossil fuels contribute to global warming?

<p>By trapping the sun’s heat in the atmosphere</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is one of the key characteristics of renewable energy technologies mentioned in the text?

<p>They are continually replenished by nature</p> Signup and view all the answers

Why is it important to consider using renewable energy even if we had an unlimited supply of fossil fuels?

<p>To protect the environment from pollutants and greenhouse gases</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the potential consequence of the Earth's average temperature continuing to rise?

<p>Increased occurrence of extreme weather conditions</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which environmental impact is mentioned in the text as a result of burning fossil fuels?

<p>Release of pollutants into air, soil, and water</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the most mature and largest source of renewable power in the United States?

<p>Hydropower</p> Signup and view all the answers

How do hydropower plants convert energy into electricity?

<p>By releasing water through turbines</p> Signup and view all the answers

What impact does air pollution have on human health?

<p>Contributes to diseases like asthma</p> Signup and view all the answers

Why is it mentioned that using renewable energy would help develop energy independence and security?

<p>To decrease dependence on foreign oil imports</p> Signup and view all the answers

What do hydropower plants use to generate power?

<p>Flowing water</p> Signup and view all the answers

What environmental effect is caused by sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides?

<p>Harmful impact on plant and fish life</p> Signup and view all the answers

What will happen if the trend of rising Earth's average temperature continues, according to climate scientists?

<p>Increased sea levels</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the impact of burning fossil fuels on the environment?

<p>Release of pollutants into the air, soil, and water</p> Signup and view all the answers

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