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By Melissa Pachikara
Maryland Newsline
Friday, Dec. 15, 2006

1. E85 refers to

a planet on the other side of the galaxy that is 85 percent the size of earth and has energy patterns scientists say the earth should emulate.
a fuel composed of 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent gasoline.
a nickname for a type of energy produced from elephant waste.
the secret code that unlocks an energy testing facility in the state of Maryland.

2. Photovoltaic refers to a type of

nuclear energy.
wind energy.
solar energy.
biomass energy.

3. B20 is

a rock band that predates the B-52s.
a type of fuel composed of 20 percent biodiesel and 80 percent regular diesel.
the chemical formula for an economical boron-based fuel.
an abbreviation for “by 2020,” the goal adopted by the Maryland Energy Administration for the state to reach 50 percent renewable fuel use by the year 2020.

4. Environmental groups have expressed concern about the building of wind farms in Maryland because they are concerned about:

the danger the changes in wind patterns pose to airplanes.
how the wind farms affect air quality
mobs of people breaking into Bob Dylan’s song “Blowing in the Wind” every time they see one.
the threat to birds and bats.

5. Landfills can take advantage of this type of gas to produce renewable energy:


6.  An anemometer is an instrument used to measure

Wind power
Air in your tires, the proper amount of which is important to save on vehicle fuel costs.
Biomass energy

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