What Is the Future of Hydropower?

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Organized around a narrative-driven, pro-con format designed specifically for students writing essays and research papers, The Future of Renewable Energy series explores what lies ahead for solar, wind, biofuels, and other forms of renewable energy. Books in this new series examine the topics that dominate public discourse including cost, environmental impact, practicality when measured against fossil fuels, and the role of government in renewable energy's future. Important ideas are supported throughout each ...

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Overview

Organized around a narrative-driven, pro-con format designed specifically for students writing essays and research papers, The Future of Renewable Energy series explores what lies ahead for solar, wind, biofuels, and other forms of renewable energy. Books in this new series examine the topics that dominate public discourse including cost, environmental impact, practicality when measured against fossil fuels, and the role of government in renewable energy's future. Important ideas are supported throughout each book by current and relevant facts, quotes, full-color statistical illustrations, and anecdotes. Source notes, related organizations and other sources for furthers research, along with a thorough index provide additional tools for student researchers.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781601522764
  • Publisher: ReferencePoint Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/28/2012
  • Series: Future of Renewable Energy Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 80
  • Age range: 13 - 17 Years
  • Lexile: 1250L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword 4

Overview: Visions of the Future: Hydropower 6

Chapter 1 Can Hydropower Ever Replace Fossil Fuels?

The Debate 11

Hydropower Can Help Replace Fossil Fuels 12

Hydropower Cannot Replace Fossil Fuels 18

Chapter 2 Is Hydropower Affordable?

The Debate 24

Hydropower Is an Inexpensive Source of Fuel 25

Hydropower Is Much More Expensive than It Appears 31

Chapter 3 How Does Hydropower Impact the Environment?

The Debate 37

Hydropower Is an Environmentally Friendly Source of Energy 38

Hydropower Has Negative Effects on the Environment 44

Chapter 4 Can the Oceans Provide a Significant Source of Hydroelectric Power?

The Debate 50

Oceans Represent the Future of Hydropower 51

Oceans Do Not Represent the Future of Hydropower 57

Source Notes 63

Hydropower Facts 67

Related Organizations and Websites 70

For Further Research 73

Index 75

About the Author 80

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