Electricity can be generated using a turbine to drive a generator before distribution. Renewable and non-renewable energy sources have pros and cons in terms of cost, reliability and pollution.
What are the two main types of energy sources for generating electricity?
Non-renewable and fossil fuels
Renewable and fossil fuels
Renewable and non-renewable
Which of the following are fossil fuels?
Coal, gas, nuclear
Coal, oil, natural gas
Coal, solar, geothermal
What is the type of energy stored in coal?
What does a nuclear power station use to generate electricity?
The burning of fossil fuels, like coal
The energy stored inside unstable atoms
The movement of waves as they bob up and down
Which of the following are renewable sources of energy?
Wind, waves, tidal
Nuclear power, solar, coal
Which of the following is an advantage of a fossil fuel power station?
They will run out one day
They are a reliable source of energy
They produce harmful chemicals when burned
Which of the following is a disadvantage of using nuclear power?
The fuel is very expensive
The production of sulphur dioxide and carbon dioxide
The production of radioactive waste
Which of the following is an advantage of renewable energy resources?
They are mostly clean and don't cost anything to use
They are cheap to set up
They don't rely on the weather
Which of the following is a disadvantage of using solar cells?
Expensive to set up and the wind does not always blow
It's not always sunny and output does not always outweigh initial cost to set up
Very expensive to set up and could be hazardous to local underwater wildlife
Which of the following is a disadvantage of using wind turbines?
Expensive to set up and wind does not always blow
Very expensive to set up and cause a lot of pollution