Question 17 - Reading: Level E Practice Test for the TABE Test

According to the text provided, what is the best answer for the question, “Why is solar energy a better choice than the energy created from burning coal or fossil fuels?”

Solar energy can be used to create electricity. The light and heat from the Sun can be captured and used as a power supply. Solar energy can be used to heat our home, cook our food, and even power our cars! Solar energy is not new. Humans have been using solar energy for heating, cooking, and drying things for thousands of year. Today, more people are looking at solar energy as a cleaner form of energy. When we burn coal and fossil fuels to create energy, it causes pollution. Pollution is bad and it makes the planet unhealthy. Using solar energy can help cut our use of more harmful energy sources.

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