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    #1

    rubbish

    Choose the correct answer:
    Rubbish is a (renewable - nonrenewable) source of energy.

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    #2

    Re: rubbish

    I see you are a teacher. Have you encountered this question in your teaching materials?

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    Re: rubbish

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    I see you are a teacher. Have you encountered this question in your teaching materials?


    No, I haven't .

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    Re: rubbish

    Then where did you find the question?

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    Re: rubbish

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Then where did you find the question?
    I didn't understand what you meant by encountering the question , but i did found it in my materials. I meant by saying "I haven't" that I haven't found the statement of being renewable or nonrenewable in the topic.

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    Re: rubbish

    Quote Originally Posted by abdou-abdou View Post
    Choose the correct answer:
    Rubbish is a (renewable - nonrenewable) source of energy.
    Do you know the meaning of 'rubbish' and 'source of energy'? If you do, you'd have to consider that neither of choices are right - on the grounds that if it's a source of energy of either kind, it's not rubbish.

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    Re: rubbish

    Quote Originally Posted by abdou-abdou View Post
    Choose the correct answer:
    Rubbish is a (renewable - nonrenewable) source of energy.
    The normal types of "renewable" energy include wind, solar, waterfalls, dams, etc. Burning rubbish for energy, which is very popular in Norway, is considered by some to be a type of renewable energy, because there will be no end to rubbish. As a major oil producer, it is odd that Norway actually imports rubbish from other countries to produce "green" energy.

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    Re: rubbish

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    Burning rubbish for energy, which is very popular in Norway, is considered by some to be a type of renewable energy, because there will be no end to rubbish
    Isn't that a potential equivocation on 'rubbish'? That Norway uses energy-producing rubbish now doesn't mean that we'll never run out of energy-producing rubbish. Obviously, a definition of rubbish is needed. Whatever Norway imports isn't rubbish to them - using one definition of rubbish. But I take the point that one man's trash is another man's treasure (so we'll also have enough treasure).

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    Re: rubbish

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    Isn't that a potential equivocation on 'rubbish'? That Norway uses energy-producing rubbish now doesn't mean that we'll never run out of energy-producing rubbish. Obviously, a definition of rubbish is needed. Whatever Norway imports isn't rubbish to them - using one definition of rubbish. But I take the point that one man's trash is another man's treasure (so we'll also have enough treasure).
    I think you've got it!

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    #10

    Re: rubbish

    Municipal waste is a source of renewable energy. Is that better?
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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