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''Let nature be your teacher''
William Wordsworth, poet, 1770-1850

''Joy in looking and comprehending is nature's most beautiful gift''
Albert Einstein, physicist, 1879-1955

''... to find the word, or words, by which [an] idea may be most fitly and aptly expressed''
P.M. Roget, lexicographer, 1779-1869

Saturday, 28 April 2012

Schwarzenegger says green quest goes on - video lesson 8

Here is a short video with Arnold Schwarzenegger speaking about renewable energy in the USA.
You may be surprised at how much he knows about this subject!
Watch the video and then answer these questions:
1) California is          % more energy efficient that the rest of the USA.
2) If the USA were energy efficient it could close          % of its coal power plants.
3) ''The future is                                                            ,
4) What does Mr Schwarzenegger say about America's energy plan?

What do you think? Is he right?

Answers below!

1) 40%
2) 75%
3) Green energy, sustainability and renewable energy
4) There is no plan!

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