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Nicola BoulterChapter 13: Study Guide•What is meant by nonrenewable energy? Provide examples.•What is meant by renewable energy? Provide examples.•What is meant by potentially renewable energy? Provide examples.•What is meant by nondepletable energy? Provide examples.•According to the US Energy Information Administration , biomass is currently the source of about 86% of the energy consumed in sub-Saharan Africa? •What is meant by energy conservation? List a few methods that could be used to conserve energy.•What is a tiered rate system? How might such a rate system work for people who use more high amounts of energy?
•Compare CFL (compact fluorescent light bulbs) and LED (light-emitting diode) light bulbs in terms of energy saving when compared to incandescent light bulbs?•What benefits are derived from using Energy Star rated appliances?•Define what is meant by peak demand? How might variable pricing apply to consumers who want to use energy at peak demand times?•List some of the attributes of a home that is described as energy-efficient?•What is meant by passive solar design? How are roof overhangs leveraged to increase or decrease passive solar energy demand?