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Energy Quiz

  1. 1. September 27, 2009 Kick-Off Party Energy Quiz
  2. 2. Questions Adapted from the National Geographic quiz at http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2009/03/energy-conservation/quiz-interactive
  3. 3. Question #1: Energy Vampires Which of the following features identifies a device that draws standby power? A. a remote control B. constantly illuminated status light or LED screen C. a “Soft-touch” key pad D. All of the above
  4. 4. Question #2: Home Entertainment How much energy is used each year by all of the Video games (XBOX, PlayStation) in the US? As much as: A. the entire city of San Diego, CA B. the entire country of Costa Rica C. Uganda D. Belize
  5. 5. Question #3: Energy Vampires How many “vampires” are at work in the average American household? A. None B. Three C. Fifteen D. Twenty
  6. 6. Question #4: Lighting Which of the following is NOT true A. Lighting is responsible for 11% of the average household electricity use B. Incandescent lights are brighter than Compact Fluorescent lights (CFL) C. Only 10% of electricity in conventional incandescent lighting is converted to light D. CFLs use 75% less electricity than incandescent
  7. 7. Question #5: Appliances Which Appliance uses the most electricity? A. Electric clothes dryer B. Refrigerator older than 10 years (frostfree 17.5 cubic ft) C. Dehumidifier D. Dishwasher (does not include hot water)
  8. 8. Question #6 How much of the energy in burning coal reaches the consumer as electricity? A. 33% (one third) B. 50% (half) C. 75% (three quarters) D. 90% (nine-tenths)
  9. 9. Answers
  10. 10. Answer Q #1- Energy Vampires Which of the following features identifies a device that draws standby power? A. a remote control B. constantly illuminated status light or LED screen C. a “Soft-touch” key pad D. All of the above **Vampire energy use can be eliminated by using power strips or unplugging chargers and devices less frequently used
  11. 11. Answer Q #2 - Home Entertainment How much energy is used each year by all of the Video games (XBOX, PlayStation) in the US? As much as: A. the entire city of San Diego, CA (16bn kWh/year) B. the entire country of Costa Rica (actually 7.78bn kWh/ year, so 2x) C. Uganda (actually 1.67 kWh/yr, so 10x) D. Belize (actually 0.16 kWh/yt, so 100x) More info available at http://video-game-consoles-review.toptenreviews.com/cutting-the-cost-of-gaming.html and http://www.nrdc.org/energy/consoles/files/consoles.pdf (the source of the bar chart graphic).
  12. 12. Answer Q #3 - Energy Vampires How many “vampires” are at work in the average American household? A. None B. Three C. Fifteen D. Twenty
  13. 13. Answer Q #4 - Lighting Which of the following is NOT true A. Lighting is responsible for 11% of the average ehousehold electricity use B.ls Incandescent lights are brighter than Compact a Fluorescent lights (CFL) F C. Only 10% of electricity in conventional incandescent lighting is converted to light D. CFLs use 75% less electricity than incandescent **While lighting is only 11% of household energy use, making the change to energy efficient lighting is one of the quickest, easiest and least expensive ways to cut your homes energy use
  14. 14. Answer #5 - Appliances Which Appliance uses the most electricity A. Electric clothes dryer (#3 - 104kWh/ month) B. Refrigerator older than 10 years (frostfree 17.5 cubic ft) (#2 – 110kWh/ month) C. Dehumidifier (#1 – 216kWh/month) D. Dishwasher (does not include hot water) (#4 – 48 kWh/month)
  15. 15. Answer Q #6 How much of the energy in burning coal reaches the consumer as electricity? A. 33% (one third) B. 50% (half) C. 75% (three quarters) D. 90% (nine-tenths)
  16. 16. Taking Action
  17. 17. Potential Energy Saving Actions Lighting: Change lighting to Compact fluorescent (CFL) in all shapes and sizes – 8% Phantom load: Switch off or unplug electronics when not in use – 5-15% Appliances:  Unplug 2nd Refrigerator 8%  Dryer – Use automatic cycle to avoid over drying  Dishwasher – turn off heated dry  Change appliances to ENERGY STAR qualified appliances - 10–50% Better Practice –think about usage; turn off lights, cook on appropriate burner

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