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THIS EXAM CONSISTS OF 7 PAGES. PLEASE CHECK THAT YOU HAVE LOOKED AT THE COMPLETE FILE. Department of Biological & Environmental Engineering (BEE) BEE 299 – Sustainable Development – A Web-based Course FINAL EXAM May 14, 2008 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM NAME : This exam is open book, open notes. The only limitation is that you NOT work with another individual. You cannot cut and paste answers from Internet sources (all answers must be in your own words!) You should submit your completed exam answers via an attachment to the BEE 299 course digital dropbox. You should confirm that your exam has been entered in the dropbox. If for some reason you have a problem dropping your exam in the dropbox please send as an attachment to me at my regular email: [email protected] . You MUST submit your exam by 9:30M (EDT ), May 14, 2008. We will deal with catastrophes if they occur!!! You should call me at 607-351-3147 in the event a serious problem occurs. Section 1___/ 30… Approx. 30 minutes Section 2___/ 10… Approx. 15 minutes Section 2___/ 25… Approx. 45 minutes Section 3___/ 35… Approx. 60 minutes TOTAL_____/100 Section 1: Put an “X” in front of the line corresponding to the best answer (30 points, 2 points each) 1. The most rapidly growing (annual growth rate) renewable energy resource is: ___ Solar thermal ___ Solar photovoltaics _X_ Wind ___ Hydropower ___ Geothermal ___ Biomass 2. Ecological economics tries to _X_ Put national economies into the wider context of natural ecosystems. ___ Make ecological issues most important 1
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___ Put Resources in context of their region ___ Change waste into recycling efforts 3. Other terms that refer to Life Cycle Analysis include ___ Cradle to grave ___ Material Flow Analysis ___ Content Expenditure _X_ Answers a & b ___ Answers a, b & c 4. Which is INCORRECT? ___ Due to the potential for soil to act as a carbon sink, agriculture can help reduce global warming. ___ The atmospheric gases: water vapor, carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxides trap energy radiating from the earth. _X_ Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) and perfluorocarbons (PFCs), the most heat- absorbent greenhouse gases, occur naturally ___ Oceans and forests sequester CO 2 5. What DOES NOT play an important role in the sustainability movement? ___ Consumers demanding "greener" products _X_ The real GDP (Gross Domestic Product) indicates economic prosperity ___ Regulatory compliance is becoming an increasingly costly concern ___ Material resources are becoming scarcer 6. What is NOT correct about the Lake Source Cooling (LSC) Project? ___ Reduces campus energy use for cooling by 80-90% ___ LSC uses 21 million less pounds of CO 2 per year than the original campus cooling system, ___ LSC will reduce usage of CFC’s _X_ An Environmental Impact Statement to address the potential impacts of the project on the lake was not completed. 7. The main purpose of investment in cleaner production is…..?
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