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QUIZ'09 - Try !

& Have Fun! :-)

The Quiz was fun at the
INFORSE-Europe's Information Booth during the
EU Green Week '09
in Brussels.

Following the success of the Quiz in 2005, we had fun again with an updated Quiz'09, which again gave the opportunity to win 1 year Subscription of Sustainable Energy News. Some of those, who filled out the Quiz got the correct answer on the spot. Some brought the answers back later on the week. Some took the Quiz home to test the family members. For those who would like to have the answers, there is a link to the answers after the last question.

Here you can also read the question and test yourself:
and have fun :-). The answers can be seen at the end of the questionnaire.

1.) Why is wind a renewable energy source? :-)
A. Because the wind will blow minimum 100 years more
B. Because the wind will blow 500 years more
C. Because the wind will continue blow, independently of its use

2.) 2008 saw the second largest installation of global wind power capacity (27,261 MW). Which country had the largest installation?
A. China
B. Germany

3.) What % of the world wind power capacity is installed in the EU (until 2009)?
A. 73%
B. 50%
C. 26%

4.) How many homes without electric heating can be supplied with electricity from a 1.5-MW wind turbine?
A. 12
B. 120
C. 1200

5.) What is a Solar Thermal Collector? :-)
A. Somebody who collects Pokémon energy cards?
B. A unit that produces heat from the sun
C. A unit that produces electricity from the sun

6.) What is a Solar PV Cell ? :-)
D. A sunny cell in a Buddhist Monastery
E. A unit that produces heat from the sun
F. A unit that produces electricity from the sun

7.) Which angle is optimal for a solar collector to collect most solar energy?
A. Usually as horizontal as possible
B. Usually the same angle as the latitude of the site (e.g. 52 degree in Belgium)
C. Usually 70-90 degree from horizontal

8.) How many m2 solar thermal collectors are installed in the EU (until 2009)?
A. 27.000.000 m2
B. 5.000.000 m2
C. 48.000.000 m2

9.) What can we do with the CO2 from a solar collector or a wind turbine?:-)
A. The CO2 can be stored in an underground storage
B. Solar and wind energy use do not produce CO2
C. The CO2 can be evaporated

10.) Presently, electric equipment can use up to 25 Watt standby !
NGOs (including INFORSE-Europe) participate on the Consultation Forum of the EU Ecodesign Directive. As a result of this, the allowed maximum standby consumption from 2010 and 2013 in the EU (for equipment without display) will be:
A. 5 W and 2 W
B. 3 W and 1 W
C. 1 W and 0.5 W

11.) How many years of oil reserves are left in the World and in Western Europe?
(If the proven reserves of oil remain and the current level of consumption is to continue)
A. 42 yr and 8 yr
B. 62 yr and 32 yr
C. 82 yr and 42 yr

12.) Could 100% of the energy supply be covered by renewable energy in 2050?
A. It will be impossible before 2100
B. It is achievable if there is political will
C. Only if the population remains below the present number.

The answers are here.

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