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The Bridge Going Green Energy Saving Quiz

See how much you know about energy saving. The answers may surprise you and, we hope, help you to save energy and save money.

1. In the 5½ years between January 2003 and September 2008 average domestic energy bills rose by


2. If a homeowner turns down the thermostat by 1°C it is estimated that the heating bills will be reduced by up to


3. If everyone in the UK with gas central heating installed a condensing boiler the amount saved on energy bills annually would be


4. "Dual fuel" refers to

A.A car that can run on both petrol and diesel.
B.A car that can be powered by battery and petrol or diesel resulting in improved miles per gallon compared to normal car.
C.A contract enabling one supplier to bill a householder for both gas and electricity - usually resulting in cheaper energy bills.

5. Which of the following energy saving measures may some Bridge residents be able to receive free of charge from Canterbury City Council?

A.Cavity Wall Insulation
B.A Central Heating System
D.Loft Insulation
E.Replacement Boiler
F.Wind Turbine

6. Which well known UK politician has installed a wind turbine at his home ?

A.Gordon Brown
B.Gordon Ramsey
C.David Cameron
D.David Steele

7. On average every person in the UK throws away their own body weight in rubbish

A.in seven weeks
B.in seventeen weeks
C.in seventy weeks

8. The Kent freedom pass is:

A.a pass, costing £30 a year which allows you free entrance to every Kent museum.
B.a pass, costing £100 a quarter which allows you to drive your car in bus lanes.
C.a pass costing £50 a year that allows a child in academic years 7-11 at a Kent School to travel by bus anywhere in Kent.

9. Every tonne of recycled paper can save:

A.seven trees
B.seventeen trees
C.seventy trees

10. The warm front scheme :

A.is a charities commission initiative to ensure that children go to school with warm uniforms or clothes.
B.is a government directive to ensure at least 95% of newbuild houses are built to energy efficiency code 4 by 2015.
C.provides a package of insulation and heating improvements up to the value of £3,500 (or £6,000 where oil, low carbon or renewable technologies are recommended) to eligible householders

11. Over Christmas, how much wrapping paper will end up in UK rubbish bins ?


12. Tick the following statements if they are true.

A.It is more energy efficient to toast bread in an electric toaster than in an electric grill.
B.Gas appliances such as cookers generally result in lower energy bills than electric appliances.
C.There is no point in having double-glazing for windows if there is no insulation of the walls or loft.
D.Closing curtains when it is dark does not reduce energy bills.

13. On Saturday 5th December 2009 what attempt was being made to establish a new Guinness World Record?

A.No Canadians to use their cars from 8am to 8pm except in an emergency
B.Citizens of Peru will make the most journeys by llamas in a single day
C.Citizens of the world will plant as many trees as possible in one hour

14. A typical laptop computer

A.consumes less than 20% of the energy of a desktop computer with separate monitor, and will typically cost £50 per year less to run.
B.consumes less than 50% of the energy of a desktop computer with separate monitor and will typically cost £100 per year less to run.
C.typically requires 20% more energy than a desktop with separate monitor as it contains more advanced and complex energy-hungry software.

15. Jane is working at her computer and has several applications running. She needs to stop working at her computer for about 4 hours to attend to other business. The most energy-efficient thing for Jane to do is

A.Leave her computer running. The computer will use more energy closing down and then booting up all the applications than if left running.
B.Put the computer on "standby" This ensures that the computer users less energy than normal until Jane is ready to resume work.
C.Switch the computer to "hibernate". This causes the computer to copy everything to the hard disk, and then it will shut down. When Jane is ready to resume work again and switches the computer on it will open up all the previous applications and she can resume work as if nothing had changed.

16. Which of the following are useful websites for people interested in energy savings and helping the environment ?


17. The main A2 from Dover to London used to pass through the centre of Bridge causing traffic congestion and pollution until the by-pass was built. The by-pass was opened in


18. USA President Barack Obama has stated that he intends to

A.achieve a 50% reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 2080
B.achieve a 80% reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 2050
C.wait until India and China commit to cutting greenhouse gas emissions before deciding US policy

19. The number of trees on public space in Bridge Village High Street is


20. What is 10:10?

A.a time of day when all recycling stations must be opened
B.a project to encourage Britain to work together to cut the UK's carbon emissions by 10% in 2010
C.a time of day when most people take a coffee break