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QUIZ'09 - Solution ! :-)

What are the correct answers?
Here they are:

Here comes even more fun !


1.) Why is wind a renewable energy source?
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 MW)
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)?
A. 73%
B. 50% X
C. 26%
Interesting: In 2004, it was 73 %.

4.) How many homes without electric heating can be supplied with electricity from a 1.5-MW wind turbine?
A. 12
B. 120
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 X
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
F. A 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

10.) 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 to continue)
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 in 2050?
A. It will be impossible before 2100
B. It is achievable if there is political will X

C. Only if the population remains below the present number.
See more at: INFORSE's Vision 2050, and the new Low Carbon Societies Network

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