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Unformatted text preview: Exam 3 Review Questions 04:13 Energy Resources *Questions *Why did the amount of oil drop in 1973? The oil embargo *What has produced our fossil fuels? Photosynthesis *What is the key to coal forming in swamps? Low oxygen level in water What is at the heart of making money? Energy What is the critical resource to determine our lives and our kids lives? Energy Having oil platforms is indicative of what? Having more and more to go off shore to get oil The more energy we use, the what? Higher standard of living we have What country has the highest GDP? U.S. What will exploring the continental shelf off the coast of Virginia lead to? The discovery of oil With only 5% of the world’s population, we consume what? 25% of the world’s total energy 80-90% of that energy is produced from what? Coal, natural gas and oil Coal, natural gas and oil are what? The three basic nonrenewable fossil fuels How is energy measured? Jewels What is our major source of energy? Oil Who was having a war over oil during this time? Israel and Syria Why did they stop the war? They realized they were losing money What is the biggest difference between that recession and the one now? Inflation went through the roof What is the British Thermal Unit? Measures heat and energy What is black liquor? The liquid that comes off the production of paper What percentage of oil, coal and gas does the world use? 37%, 25% and 23% Oil, coal and gas all produce what? Carbon dioxide What two countries have the highest energy use per capita? U.S. and Canada What four countries have the lowest energy use per capita? Mexico, Brazil, Egypt and India What country’s standard of living is climbing the fastest? China Where are fossil fuels organically derived from? Sedimentary rocks that can be burned Fossil fuels are evidence of what and come from what? Ancient life and the sun Where do renewable energy resources like solar and hydro originate from? Solar energy stored in the form of organic materials What do fossil fuels begin as? Carbon dioxide molecules in the atmosphere What happens as we burn fossil fuels? We de-sequester carbon dioxide molecules and return them back to the atmosphere Solar energy can what? Produce electricity directly Where do waves originate from ? Solar energy What is geothermal? The earth creating its own heat as a source of energy Where are some places coal is formed? Great Dismal swamp and Everglades What was the New River Valley 300 million years ago? A coal swamp How far above sea level are we now? 200,000 feet When organic plant material compresses, what does it become? Peat Where do swamps form? In coastal areas where sea-level is rising and ponding water The less oxygen, the better what? Coal forms What is lignite? Dark brown peat with more concentrated energy 7,000 BTU What is Bituminous? Most coal 13,500 BTU What is Anthracite? Metamorphic rock 13,000 BTU As the energy level increases, the rank of coal what? Increases Western coal has what properties? Sub-bituminous, Lower in BTU, Lower in ash (better), Lower in...
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