What are the correct answers?
comes even more fun !
1.) Why is wind a renewable energy
A. Because the wind will blow minimum 100 years more
B. Because the wind will blow 500 years more
C. Because the wind will continue blow,
independently of its use X :-)
2.) 2008 saw the second largest installation of global wind
power capacity (27,261 MW). Which country had the largest installation?
A. China (6,298
B. Germany (1,655 MW)
C. USA X (8,351 MW)
Interesting: In 2004, the total capacity was 7,644 MW and Spain was
the leading country.
3.) What % of the world wind power
capacity is installed in the EU (until 2009)?
B. 50% X
Interesting: In 2004, it was 73 %.
4.) How many homes without
electric heating can be supplied with electricity from a 1.5-MW
C. 1200 X
5.A) What is a Solar Thermal Collector?
A. Somebody who collects Pokémon energy cards? :-)
B. A unit that produces heat from the sun
C. A unit that produces electricity from the sun
6.B) What is a Solar PV Cell ?
D. A sunny cell in a Buddhist Monastery :-)
E. A unit that produces
heat from the sun
unit that produces electricity from the sun X
7.) Which angle is optimal for
a solar collector to collect most solar energy?
A. Usually as horizontal as possible
B. Usually the same angle as the latitude
of the site (e.g. 52 degree in Belgium) X
C. Usually 70-90 degree from horizontal
8.) How many m2 solar thermal
collectors are installed in the EU (until 2009)?
A. 27.000.000 m2 X
B. 5.000.000 m2
C. 48.000.000 m2
Interesting: In 2004, it was 16.000.000m2
9.) What can we do with the CO2 from
a solar collector or a wind turbine?
A. The CO2 can be stored in
an underground storage
B. Solar and wind energy use do not
produce CO2 X :-)
C. The CO2 can be evaporated
Presently, electric equipment can use up to 25 Watt standby !
NGOs (including INFORSE-Europe) participate on the Consultation Forum of the
EU Ecodesign Directive. As a result of this, the allowed maximum standby consumption
from 2010 and 2013 in the EU (for equipment without display) will be:
A. 5 W and 2 W
B. 3 W and 1 W
C. 1 W and 0.5 W X
Read more at: Ecodesign
11.) How many years of oil reserves
are left in the World and in Western Europe?
(If the proven reserves of oil remain and the current level of consumption is
A. 42 yr and 8 yr X
B. 62 yr and 32 yr
C. 82 yr and 42 yr
12.) Could 100% of the energy supply be covered by renewable energy
A. It will be impossible before 2100
B. It is achievable if there is political
C. Only if the population remains below the present number.
at: INFORSE's Vision 2050, and the new Low
Carbon Societies Network
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