Renewable Energy

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780737761405
  • Publisher: Gale Group
  • Publication date: 7/20/2012
  • Series: Opposing Viewpoints Series
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 483,349
  • Age range: 15 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.10 (w) x 5.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

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Table of Contents

Why Consider Opposing Viewpoints? 11

Introduction 14

Chapter 1 Will Renewable Energy Sources Help Resolve Global Problems?

Chapter Preface 20

1 Renewable Energies Will Halt Climate Change Greenpeace 22

2 Renewable Energies Will Not Halt Climate Change Jason Harrow 29

3 Relying on Renewable Energies Would Damages the Earth Mark Buchanan 36

4 Renewable Energies Will Stabilize Energy Prices Jorge Madrid Bracken Hendricks Kate Gordon 41

5 Renewable Energies Will Increase Energy Prices David W. Kreutzer et al. 49

6 Renewable Energy Sources Have Enormous Land Footprints Bob Marshall 58

7 Land Footprints of Renewable Energy Sources Are Exaggerated Amory B. Lovins 64

Periodical Bibliography 71

Chapter 2 What Must Be Done to Transition from Nonrenewable to Renewable Energy?

Chapter Preface 73

1 Large Scale Renewable Energy Projects are Necessary Tim Dickinson Tim Dickinson 75

2 Small Scale Renewable Energy Projects Will Democratize Energy John Farrell 84

3 Renewable Energy Sources Can Satisfy Energy Demands World Wildlife Fund, Ecofys, and Office for Metropolitan Architecture 91

4 Renewable Energy Sources Cannot Satisfy Energy Demands Ted Trainer 105

5 Renewable Energy Sources Work Best if Supplemented with Nuclear Power Charles Forsberg 114

6 Renewable Energy Sources Work Best if Supplemented with Natural Gas Richard Ward 123

Periodical Bibliography 129

Chapter 3 What Renewable Energy Sources are Viable Parts of the World's Energy Future?

Chapter Preface 131

1 The Biofuel Future Rachel Ehrenberg 133

2 Biofuels are not a Viable Renewable Energy Danny Chivers 144

3 Ethanol Provides a Sustainable Alternative to Gasoline: American Coalition for Ethanol 153

4 Ethanol Does not Provide a Sustainable Alternative to Gasoline James Eaves Stephen Eaves 157

5 Electric Vehicles are Worthwhile Alternatives to Fossil-Fuel Vehicles James Kliesch 164

6 Electric Vehicles are not Worthwhile Alternatives to Fossil-Fuel Vehicles Robert Bryce 174

Periodical Bibliography 182

Chapter 4 What Should Be Government's Role in Promoting Renewable Energies?

Chapter Preface 184

1 US Government Support for Renewable Energies Will Benefit the Country Richard W. Caperton et al. 186

2 US Government Support for Renewable Energies Will not Benefit the Country Jonathan A. Lesser 197

3 Renewable Energies Need Government Subsidies to Succeed Stephen Kurczy 205

4 Eliminating all Energy Subsidies Will Benefit Renewable Energies Jeffrey Leonard 209

Periodical Bibiliography 221

For Further Discussion 222

Organizations to Contact 226

Bibliography of Books 234

Index 238

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