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Energy Alternatives Study Questions


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(1) Based on current estimates, how much longer will each of the fossil fuels be available for human consumption?

(2) Discuss the air pollution characteristics of coal-burning power plants.

(3) What measures can be taken to reduce air pollution from coal-burning power plants?

(4) Explain how residential cogenerators work.

(5) Discuss hydropower for the USA.

(6) How does the cost of wind energy compare with fossil and nuclear energy?

(7) Describe how biomass energy can be converted into electricity.

(8) Is it possible to convert garbage, grass clippings, sewage, and animal waste into electricity? Explain.

(9) Explain how the vast desert areas of the southwest (USA) could be used to produce electricity.

(10) Explain the USA energy research funding levels.