Is the World Experiencing an Energy Crisis

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Overview

Greenhaven Press's At Issue series provides a wide range of opinions on individual social issues. Each volume focuses on a specific issue and offers a variety of perspectives—eyewitness accounts, governmental views, scientific analysis, newspaper and magazine accounts, and many more—to illuminate the issue. Extensive bibliographies and annotated lists of relevant organizations point to sources for further research. Enhancing critical thinking skills, each At Issue volume is an excellent research tool to help readers understand current social issues and prepare reports.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780737746808
  • Publisher: Gale Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 4/16/2010
  • Series: At Issue
  • Pages: 128
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 7

1 By 2030 the Demand for Oil Will Exceed Available Supply Paul Beingessner 9

2 There Would Be No Energy Crisis If the World Consumed Energy Efficiently Michelle Moore 13

3 Oil Can Be Replaced by Clean Energy William Marsden 17

4 Investment in the Oil Industry Is Needed to Meet Future Energy Demands Syed Rashid Husain 26

5 Nuclear Power Is a Viable Solution to the Energy Crisis Jeffery D. Kooistra 31

6 The Looming Energy Crisis Creates Opportunities for Solar Power James M. Higgins 38

7 Global Food Prices Have Increased Due to the Energy Crisis Jacqui Fatka 49

8 Fear Blocks Opportunities to Resolve the Energy Crisis James Lovelock 54

9 The Peaking of Oil Is Causing Tension Between Nations Tony Black 60

10 Industrialized Nations' Economies Could Suffer If the Oil Supply Is Blocked Gulf Daily News 68

11 Natural Disasters and Oil Supply Failure Could Cause a Global Crisis: The Economist 76

12 Modernizing Electricity Management Is Key to Meeting Energy Demands: Galvin Electricity Initiative 81

13 IT Companies Become Energy Efficient in face of Global Energy Crisis T. E. Raja Simhan 85

Organizations to Contact 91

Bibliography 96

Index 101

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