The Resource Energy alternatives, Barbara Passero, book editor

Energy alternatives, Barbara Passero, book editor

Energy alternatives
Energy alternatives
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Barbara Passero, book editor
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Energy alternatives
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opposing viewpoints
Contains twenty-four essays in which various authors debate issues related to energy alternatives, discussing whether alternative energy sources are necessary, nuclear power, which alternatives should be pursued, and alternatives to gas-powered cars
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.E628 2006
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non fiction
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Opposing viewpoints series
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Energy alternatives, Barbara Passero, book editor
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Why consider opposing viewpoints? -- Introduction -- ch. 1. Are alternative energy sources necessary? -- Chapter preface -- 1. The world is running out of oil / Matthew Simmons, interviewed by Amanda Griscom Little -- 2. The world is not running out of oil / Daniel Yergin -- 3. A transition to renewable energy sources is necessary / David Goodstein -- 4. A transition to renewable energy sources is not feasible / Paul Roberts -- 5. Alternative energy sources are necessary to reduce U.S. dependence on foreign oil / Institute for the Analysis of Global Security -- 6. Replacing foreign oil imports with alternatives would be disastrous / Justin Fox -- Periodical bibliography -- ch. 2. Is nuclear power a viable energy alternative? -- Chapter preface -- 1. Nuclear power is the energy of the future / John Ritch -- 2. Nuclear power is not the energy of the future / Helen Caldicott -- 3. Nuclear power is a safe alternative to fossil fuels / Patrick Moore -- 4. Nuclear power is not a safe alternative to fossil fuels / Harvey Blatt -- 5. Nuclear waste can be handled safely / Matthew L. Wald -- 6. Nuclear waste cannot be handled safely / Mary Olson. ch. 3. What renewable energy sources should be developed? -- Chapter preface -- 1. Solar power can help fuel the future / Glenn Hamer -- 2. Solar power is an impractical energy source / Michael Fox -- 3. Wind power should be pursued / Jim Motavalli -- 4. The drawbacks of wind power far outweigh the benefits / Eric Rosenbloom -- 5. Biomass is a proven renewable resource with many uses / U.S. Department of Energy -- 6. Geothermal energy is a promising alternative energy source / National Geothermal Collaborative -- 7. Developing a variety of renewables can best solve the energy crisis / National Economic Council -- Periodical bibliography -- ch. 4. Should alternatives to fossil fuels be pursued? -- Chapter preface -- 1. Hydrogen can replace petroleum-based automotive fuels / Tom Nicholls -- 2. Hydrogen is impractical as an automotive fuel / David W. Keith and Alexander E. Farrell -- 3. Alternatives to fossil fuels are the long-term energy solution / David Friedman -- 4. Biofuels are clean and affordable alternatives / Vivaj V. Vaitheeswaran -- 5. Plasma technology can improve fuel efficiency / Kevin Roark. Periodical bibliography -- For further discussion -- Organizations to contact -- Bibliography of books -- Index
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238 p.
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