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
  • Ae, a, b
  • Bc, d, e
  • Cb, d
  • Dc, d
  • Ea, b

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?

  • A9%
  • B7%
  • C87%
  • D91%
  • E63%

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

  • A63%
  • B7%
  • C91%
  • D9%
  • E87%

Q3:

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

  1. Holmium
  2. Uranium
  3. Lead
  4. Plutonium
  5. Lanthanum
  • Ab and d
  • Bb and a
  • Cb and e
  • Dc and a
  • Ee and c

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
  • Aa and c
  • Bd and b
  • Cc and d
  • Dc and e
  • Ea and e

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
  • Cb and c
  • Dd and b
  • 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
  • Aa, b, c, d
  • Bd, g, c, f
  • Cc, f, g, e
  • Da, b, c, e
  • Ea, f, g, d

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
  • Ad, e, f
  • Bg, a, c
  • Ca, b, c
  • Db, d, f
  • Ee, f, g

Q8:

Which of the following are greenhouse gases?

  1. Carbon dioxide
  2. Oxygen
  3. Nitrogen
  4. Argon
  5. Methane
  • Aa and e
  • Bb and e
  • Cb and a
  • Dc and e
  • Ec and a

Q9:

Which of the following statements correctly defines the term “greenhouse gas”?

  • AA gas which, when released into the atmosphere, reflects light from the Sun, resulting in a net cooling of the atmosphere and Earth
  • BAny gas that is a compound of carbon
  • CA gas that is used in a greenhouse to make plants grow faster
  • DA gas that is produced by most plants overnight and that can be used as a fuel
  • EA gas which, when released into the atmosphere, traps more of the energy received from the Sun in the atmosphere, resulting in a net warming effect

Q10:

In 2011, the total amount of energy produced as electricity around the world was 20,900 TWh. 21% of this amount came from renewable resources. What is the amount of energy produced as electricity around the world from renewable resources in 2011? Give your answer in terawatt-hours.

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