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CRM 2.2 Renewable vs. non-renewable Energy Sources


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  • 1. Multiple Choice
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    1. Daily choices that humans make affect the environment. Sometimes, our lifestyles can harm

    the environment. For example, fossil fuel power plants generate waste in the form of air

    emissions, thermal releases and climatic impacts. Which of the following statements would be

    most helpful in protecting the environment from fossil fuel power plants?

    Using solar power to generate electricity.

    Buying fewer mass produced products.

    Buying paper products made from harvested trees.

    Using natural gas as a fuel source instead of petroleum

  • 2. Multiple Choice
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    Offshore drilling is a common practice for obtaining oil for human use. Oil can be used for

    transportation fuels, production of plastic, and making electricity.Which of the following

    statements best describes an environmental concern with using offshore drilling to obtain oil?

    Offshore drilling requires a large amount of energy input to obtain a small amount of oil.

    Offshore drilling produces oil that cannot be used directly, therefore requiring further

    expensive processing.

    Offshore drilling is not cost effective because it requires specialized equipment to drill the


    Offshore drilling can lead to a contamination of marine ecosystems that threaten the

    organisms living there.

  • 3. Multiple Choice
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    Coal mining is the process of extracting coal from the ground. Coal is valued for its energy

    content and since the 1880s has been widely used to generate electricity. Steel and cement

    industries use coal as a fuel for extraction of iron from iron ore and for cement production.

    Predict a negative effect that could occur over the next 50 years if coal mining increased.

    Coal mining could produce acid rain causing burns to human skin.

    Coal mining creates nuclear energy that causes immediate death

    Coal mining can reduce the natural environment in the surrounding land.

    Coal from mining can wash into bodies of water and cause an overgrowth of algae.

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