Energy Matters: Supply and Demand

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Energy Matters: Supply and Demand
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2011-05-18 07:09:46
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Energy Matters: Section 1- Supply and Demand
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  1. what are our main sources of energy?
    • fossil fuels
    • coal
    • oil
    • gas
  2. what are fossil fuels?
    the remains of plants and animals that died millions of years ago
  3. how can we conserve energy in the house?
    • fitting insulation
    • turning down the heating
    • switching off unused appliances
  4. how can we conserve energy in transport?
    • using public transport
    • car sharing
    • careful driving
    • cycling for short journeys
  5. the reserves of fossil fuels are finite. what does that mean?
    they will run out one day
  6. how can we conserve energy in industry?
    • using fans to circulate heat
    • self-closing doors
    • using low energy lighting
    • fitting insulation
  7. what are some examples of Renewable energy sources? (know 4)
    • wind
    • solar
    • wave
    • tidal
    • hydroelectric
    • geothermal
    • biomass
  8. what are some examples of Non-renewable energy sources?
    • coal
    • oil
    • gas
    • uranium

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