Energy Alternatives

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Over thirty-five years ago, Greenhaven Press began publishing the Opposing Viewpoints series to help students gain an awareness of current issues and develop critical thinking skills. The Introducing Issues with Opposing Viewpoints series continues that tradition, presenting a wealth of information on contemporary issues in a colorful, easy-to-read format. In addition to pro/con articles, each Introducing Issues with Opposing Viewpoints volume includes appealing features designed to help students understand the ...

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Overview

Over thirty-five years ago, Greenhaven Press began publishing the Opposing Viewpoints series to help students gain an awareness of current issues and develop critical thinking skills. The Introducing Issues with Opposing Viewpoints series continues that tradition, presenting a wealth of information on contemporary issues in a colorful, easy-to-read format. In addition to pro/con articles, each Introducing Issues with Opposing Viewpoints volume includes appealing features designed to help students understand the complexities of current issues:

Full-color photographs, charts, graphs, and cartoons supplement the text

Sidebars present easy-to-understand statistics

Engaging fact boxes provide at-a-glance information

Questions that focus on vocabulary aid reading comprehension

Glossary, annotated bibliography, websites, and organizations to contact supplement student research

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780737751987
  • Publisher: Cengage Gale
  • Publication date: 4/1/2011
  • Series: Introducing Issues with Opposing Viewpoints Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 998,236
  • Age range: 12 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword 5

Introduction 7

Chapter 1 Is It Necessary to Transition to Alternative Sources of Energy?

1 Oil Reserves Are Running Out Nicholas C. Arguimbau 12

2 Oil Reserves Are Not Running Out Newt Gingrich Steve Everley 20

3 Energy Alternatives Are Needed to Avert Climate Change Sarah van Gelder Madeline Ostrander Doug Pibel 25

4 Some Energy Alternatives Contribute to Climate Change Megan Tady 32

5 Dependence on Fossil Fuels Fosters Geopolitical Instability Daveed Gartenstein-Ross 38

6 Transitioning to Alternative Energies Will Foster Geopolitical Instability David Rothkopf 43

Chapter 2 Are Alternative Sources of Energy Viable?

1 Renewable Energy Can Meet Demand in the United States John Farrell David Morris 50

2 Renewable Energy Cannot Meet Demand in the United States Robert Bryce 57

3 Wind Power Is a Viable Alternative Energy Source Robert Thresher 63

4 Solar Power Is a Viable Alternative Energy Source Jeremy Leggett 70

5 Neither Wind nor Solar Power Are Viable Alternative Energy Sources Ed Hiserodt 76

6 Nuclear Power Is a Viable Alternative Energy Source Rob Johnston 82

7 Nuclear Power Is Not a Viable Alternative Energy Source Kristin Shrader-Frechette 89

Chapter 3 What Fuel Should Power the Cars of the Future?

1 Hydrogen Fuel Cells Could Power the Vehicles of the Future Michael V. Copeland 97

2 Hydrogen Fuel Cells Are Unlikely to Power the Vehicles of the Future Robert Zubrin 103

3 Biofuels Should Power the Vehicles of the Future David J. Hayes Roger Ballentine Jan Mazurek 110

4 Biofuels Should Not Power the Vehicles of the Future C. Ford Runge 117

5 Electric Cars Should Replace Gasoline-Powered Cars Tom Whipple 124

6 Electric Cars Are Too Expensive to Be Practical Eric Peters 130

Facts About Energy Alternatives 135

Organizations to Contact 138

For Further Reading 141

Index 146

Picture Credits 154

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