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1

Which IS NOT a nonrenewable source

Oil, coal, natural gas, wind, nuclear fuels

Wind

2

global transfer energy from fuels to electricity is 35% is a consequence of

Second law of thermodynamics
(Energy always will lose some energy when transformed)

3

Which is the most fuel efficient?

Train, bus, plane, car

Train

4

What isn't associated with surface mining of coal
1. Low death rates ; 2. Land subsidence & collapse; 3. Large likes of tailings; 4. Underground tunnels ; 5. Acid runoff

Land subsidence and collapse

5

What is right about petroleum:
1. From decay of plants ; 2. Has Nat gas & oil ; 3. Migrates through pore space in rocks

2 & 3 only

6

Nuc power plants produce every from the radioactive decay of...?

Uranium 235

7

In the US most high level radioactive waste is where?

Stores at the power plants that it was from

8

A radioactive isotope has a half life of 40 years; radioactive level of 4 curies. How many years until the level reaches .25 curies?

160

9

What is responsible for the largest fraction of electricity generation in the US?

Coal

10

What does the Hubbert Curve show?

The point which world oil production will reach a max & the point it will run out