Specification focus questions on Energy resources and Electricity generation for Edexcel IGCSE Physics

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Energy resources and Electricity generation

  1. What is meant by renewable energy? 
  2. Write down some examples of renewable energy. 
  3. What is meant by non-renewable energy? 
  4. Give some examples of non-renewable energy. 
  5. Write down the energy transfers taking place in the following ways of generating electricity. 
  1. wind 
  2. water 
  3. geothermal resources 
  4. solar heating systems 
  5. solar cells 
  6. fossil fuels 
  7.  nuclear power 

Large-scale electricity production

  1. What are the advantages and disadvantages of nuclear fuel? 
  2. What are the advantages and disadvantages of fossil fuels (coal, oil and gas)?