Worksheet: Methods of Energy Production

In this worksheet, we will practice identifying which energy sources are renewable and which energy sources are non-renewable.

Q1:

Which of the following types of power station do not release carbon dioxide into the atmosphere?

  1. A coal power station
  2. An oil power station
  3. A nuclear power station
  4. A wind farm
  5. A solar farm
  • Ac, d
  • Ba, b
  • Ce, a, b
  • Dc, d, e
  • Eb, d

Q2:

The pie chart shows what proportion of each method of energy generation contributed to world energy generation in 2015.

What proportion of the world energy supply came from nonrenewable sources in 2015?

  • A63%
  • B87%
  • C9%
  • D91%
  • E7%

What proportion of the world energy supply came from renewable sources in 2015?

  • A9%
  • B63%
  • C87%
  • D91%
  • E7%

Q3:

Which two of the following elements are used as fuel in nuclear reactors?

  1. Holmium
  2. Uranium
  3. Lead
  4. Plutonium
  5. Lanthanum
  • Ac and a
  • Bb and e
  • Ce and c
  • Db and d
  • Eb and a

Q4:

Which two of the following are examples of biofuels?

  1. Hydrogen by electrolysis of seawater
  2. Crude oil
  3. Methane from animal manure
  4. Nitrogen from the atmosphere
  5. Vegetable oil from rapeseed
  • Ac and d
  • Ba and e
  • Ca and c
  • Dc and e
  • Ed and b

Q5:

Which of the following types of power station release carbon dioxide into the atmosphere?

  1. A nuclear power station
  2. A coal power station
  3. A gas power station
  4. A solar farm
  5. A wind farm
  • Ac and d
  • Bd and e
  • Cd and b
  • Db and c
  • Ea and e

Q6:

Which of the following energy sources are classed as renewable?

  1. Hydroelectric power
  2. Biofuels
  3. Wind power
  4. Natural gas
  5. Solar power
  6. Oil
  7. Coal
  • Ad, g, c, f
  • Ba, f, g, d
  • Ca, b, c, d
  • Da, b, c, e
  • Ec, f, g, e

Q7:

Which of the following energy sources are classed as nonrenewable?

  1. Solar power
  2. Coal
  3. Hydroelectric power
  4. Oil
  5. Wind power
  6. Natural gas
  7. Biofuels
  • Aa, b, c
  • Bg, a, c
  • Ce, f, g
  • Db, d, f
  • Ed, e, f

Q8:

Which of the following are greenhouse gases?

  1. Carbon dioxide
  2. Oxygen
  3. Nitrogen
  4. Argon
  5. Methane
  • Ab and e
  • Bb and a
  • Cc and a
  • Da and e
  • Ec and e

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