Which of the following is a distinct advantage of using solar power over wave energy for large-scale electricity production? (2 points)
low infrastructure requirements
relative amount of pollution produced
A hydrogen-generating power plant would be most limited by (2 points)
access to hydrogen.
availability of workers.
cost of plant manufacture.
The best place in the United States to locate a wind-powered electrical plant is (2 points)
deserts of the Southwest.
forests of the Pacific Northwest.
mountains of the Rockies.
shores of the East Coast.
wetlands of the Gulf Coast.
Which of the following non-fossil fuel sources of energy is most heavily used worldwide? (2 points)
Which of the following is a disadvantage of using tidal energy for electricity production? (2 points)
degree of predictability
relative reliability of turbines
effect on regular tide patterns
effects on animal movements
production of greenhouse gases
In what way would an increase in turbidity in a coastal ecosystem from a tidal energy power plant be most detrimental to the ecosystem? (2 points)
Turbidity increases nitrate levels.
Turbidity increases algae populations.
Turbidity decreases water temperature.
Turbidity changes photosynthetic potential.
Turbidity is a marker of petroleum-based pollution.
Which of the following is an advantage of wave energy? (2 points)
Ocean remains undeveloped.
Storms create surges of water.
Salt water can corrode equipment.
Greenhouse gases are not produced.
Coastlines limit potential to grids nearby.
A college wants to pursue renewable energy. If the college is located in Colorado, which form of renewable energy makes the most sense to investigate for large-scale electricity generation? (2 points)