Name:__________________________________________________ 1. The first commercial electric light was run by:

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Name:__________________________________________________
1. The first commercial electric light was run by:
A. Natural Gas
B. Coal
C. Wood
2. Are there new coal plants being built?
A. Yes
B. No
3. Does a Natural Gas plant use more or less water than a Coal plant?
A. More
B. Less
4. Looking at the graph in the article, The Falling Costs of Alternative Energy, what form of energy
is the least expensive?
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5. Looking at the graph in the article, The Falling Costs of Alternative Energy, what was the average
price for unsubsidized coal in megawatt-hours in 2009?
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6. Is renewable energy affecting the Coal industry? Explain and back your idea up with a quote
from the article.
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7. If you were an investor and had one million dollars to spend, which energy source listed on the
graph, The Falling Costs of Alternative Energy, would you choose to invest in? Explain your
opinion.
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Tracy-Environmental Science 3rd Q 1st--http://www.npr.org/2016/02/17/466033966/from-the-ashes-ofsome-coal-plants-new-energy-rises
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