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atw Vol. 63 (2018) | Issue 2 ı February

Some Questions and Answers

About Energy

Dear Reader, The question is always on the agenda whether people are really aware about facts on energy.

The following energy quiz with 12 questions should point out some interesting facts. The answers are given on page 132

of this issue of atw.

1. True or false:

The global energy demand will

decrease in the next decades!

a. True

b. False

2. True or false:

The global electricity demand will

decrease in the next decades!

a. True

b. False

3. True or false:

The global coal production

is always decreasing!

a. True

b. False

4. What percentage of world’s electricity

production was produced from nuclear

in 2017?

a. 1 %

b. 6 %

c. 11 %

d. 20 %

8. Which technology has the lowest

CO 2 footprint?

a. Photovoltaics

b. Wind

c. Nuclear

d. Hydropower

9. What energy source has Bill Gates

invested in, and championed, over the

last few years?

a. Nuclear power

b. Photovoltaics

c. Wind energy

d. Tidal energy

10. What energy source has the smallest

number of lost lifetime-days

(due to health hazards and accidents)

per kilowatt-hour produced?

a. Coal

b. Natural gas

c. Wind

d. Nuclear power

11. What subjects someone

to the most radiation?

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5. What percentage of world’s electricity

production was produced from wind plus

solar in 2017?

a. 1 %

b. 5 %

c. 10 %

d. 20 %

6. Which country has the most

fossil fuel resources?

a. Saudi Arabia

b. Russia

c. United States of America

d. China

e. EU

7. What country/region will emit the most

carbon dioxide in 2018?

a. Living next to a nuclear power plant.

b. Flying from Europe to other continents

c. Eating a 250 g bag of potato chips

every day

d. Living in Guarapari, Brazil

12. True or false:

The number of nuclear power plants

worldwide will decrease in the future.

a. True

b. False

Christopher Weßelmann

– Editor in Chief –

a. United States of America

b. Nigeria

c. EU

d. China

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Some Questions and Answers About Energy

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