Alternative Energy (Issues That Concern You) By Peggy Daniels Becker Number Of Pages: 132 Publication Date: 2010-03-26 ISBN-10: 0737744995 ISBN-13: 9780737744996
Energy continues to be one of the most hotly debated topics in America today. Public discussion often focuses on issues related to Americans’ use of fossil fuels such as oil, coal, and gasoline. With topics like gasoline prices and global warming in the news almost every day, Americans are also talking about alternative sources of energy that could replace fossil fuels. These alternative energies include solar, wind, and water power, and fuel made from trees, plants, and waste products.
1. Changing to Alternative Energy Is Necessary 2. Oil Independence Is Possible 3. Oil Independence Is Not a Realistic Goal 4. Biofuel Is a Good Alternative Energy Source 5. Biofuel Is Not a Good Alternative Energy Source 6. Nuclear Power Is a Good Alternative Energy Source 7. Nuclear Power Is Risky and Expensive 8. Hydrogen Fuel Cells Are a Good Alternative to Gasoline 9. Hydrogen Fuel Cells Are Not a Good Alternative to Gasoline 10. Solar Power Is a Good Alternative for Making Electricity 11. Solar Power Is Not a Good Alternative for Making Electricity 12. Wind Power Is a Good Alternative for Making Electricity 13. Wind Power Is Not a Good Alternative for Making Electricity 14. Wave Power Could Become a Good Alternative for Making Electricity 15. Geothermal Power Could Become a Good Alternative for Making Electricity Appendix: What You Should Know About Alternative Energy Appendix: What You Should Do About Alternative Energy Organizations to Contact Bibliography