Energy Resources Advantages And Disadvantages

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  • 1. 
    An advantage of burning coal to generate power for electricity is that coal is -
    • A. 

      Inexpensive to mine and transport

    • B. 

      Available in limited supply

    • C. 

      Found in a few places in the United States

    • D. 

      Harmful to the environment

  • 2. 
    What do geothermal and solar energy have in common?
    • A. 

      Neither produce greenhouse gases (air pollution)

    • B. 

      Sunlight is needed for both to produce electricity

    • C. 

      Both are nonrenewable resources

    • D. 

      Neither requires expensive machinery to produce

  • 3. 
    One advantage of using biomass as a renewable energy source is that biomass –
    • A. 

      Is a less concentrated energy source, making it less efficient

    • B. 

      Is more expensive than fossil fuels

    • C. 

      Release pollution into the air when burned

    • D. 

      Decreases organic waste create from plants and animals

  • 4. 
    What is a disadvantage of using wind as a method of generating electricity?
    • A. 

      It creates more air polllution

    • B. 

      It produces hazardous waste

    • C. 

      Wind speed is not always constant (blowing steady)

    • D. 

      Wind is a nonrenewable resource

  • 5. 
    Hydroelectric energy is produced by moving water.  Water from rivers held behind large dams flows over turbines, which drive generators to produce electricity.  What is the disadvantage of using hydroelectricity over other methods?
    • A. 

      There are problems with disposing of hazardous waste

    • B. 

      Building dams can destroy wildlife and enviroments

    • C. 

      This method only uses natural resources and energy

    • D. 

      There are problems with pollution of land areas around water

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