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Taking a step towards going green, last year the state of Wississipi planned on giving interest free loans and free installations for households installing solar power generators. Many houses in Wississipi took advantage of this and a report claimed that up to 10% of households in the state were benefiting from the scheme. But at the end of the year the state saw an increase in the demand for electricity.

Which of the following, if true, does most to explain the result that followed the implementation of the scheme?

A)During an internal audit it was proved that the claims of the report was not entirely true and had been slightly modified.
B)Last year, the sunlight hours were comparatively fewer than the year before.
C)Most people were not committed towards going green and thus did not take advantage of the scheme.
D)Many people who benefited from the scheme wasted most of the energy they got from solar generators in unwanted uses they might have avoided if solar energy had not been available in the first place.
E)Many new manufacturing plants that use lot of electricity started their operations in Wississipi towards the end of last year.

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Conclusion says that :
"at the end of the year the state saw an increase in the demand for electricity"

As per argument state were benefiting from the scheme, but what happened at end of year that caused increased in electricity demand.

E explain it precisely..

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Imo E
A is not relevant
B is out of scope
C is not relevant
D is a trap it not tells us whether the wasted energy resulted in the increase in the demand for the electricity .
E is the answer as it tells us that the opening of the new manufacturing was the cause of the increase in demand of electricity .
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Can anyone please explain to me why D is incorrect?
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Can anyone please explain to me why D is incorrect?

With D, lets say that the power generated from solar panels were completely wasted. Eventually the demand for electricty would stay the same as before the solar panels were installed. E has the best explanation on why demand for electricity increases.

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Can anyone please explain to me why D is incorrect?


I thought it was D too.

But the conclusion states 'at the end of last year there was increase in demand'. Only E provides evidence for increase in demand at the end of the year. the 'end of last year' in the conclusion is the key point.
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csaluja wrote:
Can anyone please explain to me why D is incorrect?


I thought it was D too.

But the conclusion states 'at the end of last year there was increase in demand'. Only E provides evidence for increase in demand at the end of the year. the 'end of last year' in the conclusion is the key point.



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