Climate Change Quiz – 15 Questions

Question 12: Which of the following is NOT a low-carbon source of energy?
Solar power
No, the correct answer is Natural Gas. According to the United Nations, natural gas releases a median value of 469,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide for every terawatt-hour of energy it generates. While this is LOWER than coal (around 1 million tonnes) and oil (around 840,000 tonnes), it is still much HIGHER than solar (46,000 tonnes), biomass (18,000 tonnes), nuclear (16,000 tonnes), wind (12,000 tonnes) and hydropower (4,000 tonnes).  Natural gas from fracking releases even MORE carbon dioxide, making it as dirty as coal.
Wind power
No, the correct answer is Natural Gas. According to the United Nations, natural gas releases a median value of 469,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide for every terawatt-hour of energy it generates. While this is LOWER than coal (around 1 million tonnes) and oil (around 840,000 tonnes), it is still much HIGHER than solar (46,000 tonnes), biomass (18,000 tonnes), nuclear (16,000 tonnes), wind (12,000 tonnes) and hydropower (4,000 tonnes).  Natural gas from fracking releases even MORE carbon dioxide, making it as dirty as coal.
Biomass power
No, the correct answer is Natural Gas. According to the United Nations, natural gas releases a median value of 469,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide for every terawatt-hour of energy it generates. While this is LOWER than coal (around 1 million tonnes) and oil (around 840,000 tonnes), it is still much HIGHER than solar (46,000 tonnes), biomass (18,000 tonnes), nuclear (16,000 tonnes), wind (12,000 tonnes) and hydropower (4,000 tonnes).  Natural gas from fracking releases even MORE carbon dioxide, making it as dirty as coal.
Nuclear power
No, the correct answer is Natural Gas. According to the United Nations, natural gas releases a median value of 469,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide for every terawatt-hour of energy it generates. While this is LOWER than coal (around 1 million tonnes) and oil (around 840,000 tonnes), it is still much HIGHER than solar (46,000 tonnes), biomass (18,000 tonnes), nuclear (16,000 tonnes), wind (12,000 tonnes) and hydropower (4,000 tonnes).  Natural gas from fracking releases even MORE carbon dioxide, making it as dirty as coal.
Natural gas
Yes! Right you are! According to the United Nations, natural gas releases a median value of 469,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide for every terawatt-hour of energy it generates. While this is LOWER than coal (around 1 million tonnes) and oil (around 840,000 tonnes), it is still much HIGHER than solar (46,000 tonnes), biomass (18,000 tonnes), nuclear (16,000 tonnes), wind (12,000 tonnes) and hydropower (4,000 tonnes).  Natural gas from fracking releases even MORE carbon dioxide, making it as dirty as coal.

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