Sustainable planning in countries, cities and homes can lead to a better quality of life, lower energy consumption, less waste and lower energy bills while protecting the environment for the future.
What is the EU target for renewable energy?
MEDCs must produce 20 per cent of their energy from renewable resources by 2020
Member states must produce 80 per cent of their energy from renewable resources by 2020
Member states must produce 20 per cent of their energy from renewable resources by 2020
What percentage of Iceland's electricity and heat comes from renewable resources?
20 per cent
70 per cent
100 per cent
How is the water heated in Icelandic homes?
What does Iceland use non-renewable fuel for?
Why do industries, such as aluminium production, set up in Iceland?
Because electricity is cheap and easily available
Because Iceland has good supply of cheap labour
Because Iceland is located beside countries who have a high demand for products like aluminium
What type of sustainable energy has Germany invested in?
Wind and solar energy
Geothermal and tidal power
Coal, oil and gas
Why is the German government looking to build more off-shore wind farms?
Because few people live on the coast
Because they are ending the production of nuclear power
Because they are good for tourism
Which of the following is a measure to make transport more sustainable in Masdar?
No cars are allowed into the main area of the city
It is a zero waste city
Buildings have been constructed close together to provide shade
Where are you most likely to find insulation in a sustainable home?
In the floor
In the walls and loft space
In the loft space only
What is 'rainwater harvesting' used for in the city of Bath?
To grow crops
To flush toilets