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Energy alternatives / David Haugen, Susan Musser, and Vickey Kalambakal, book editors.

Haugen, David M., 1969- (Added Author). Musser, Susan. (Added Author). Kalambakal, Vickey. (Added Author).
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Location: Stoney Creek STACKS TJ808.2 .E64 2010
Barcode: 30731101086290
Status: Available

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780737749625 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 0737749628 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 9780737749632 (softcover)
  • ISBN: 0737749636 (softcover)
  • Physical Description: 218 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
  • Publisher: Detroit : Greenhaven Press, c2010.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Are alternative energy sources necessary? Peaks in global oil production rates are imminent / David Strahan ; Peaks in global oil production rates will not be reached for many years / Michael Lynch ; Energy independence is a reachable goal / George Allen ; Energy independence is a myth / Robert Bryce -- What alternative energy sources should be pursued? Clean coal can supply U.S. energy needs / Gregory H. Boyce ; Clean coal doesn't exist / Kari Lydersen ; Plants used in manufacturing biofuels can be cultivated on unused lands / Paul Bardos et al. ; Biofuel cultivation will harm the environment and marginalize populations / Helena Paul ; Renewable energy sources can meet America's energy demands / Chris Flavin and Janet Sawin ; Renewable energy sources cannot meet America's energy demands / William Tucker -- Should alternatives to gasoline-powered vehicles be pursued? Ethanol takes food from the hungry to use as fuel / Donnie Johnston ; Ethanol does not use food for fuel / Tom Daschle ; Biodiesel will reduce oil dependence and greenhouse gas emissions / Fuel Oil News ; Biodiesel will not significantly reduce oil dependence / Max Schulz -- What should be the government's role in advancing alternative energy? Government investment is necessary to further develop alternative energy / Steven Chu ; Government programs would be ineffective at developing alternative energy / Ed Hiserodt ; The government should subsidize the creation of green jobs / Melissa Bradley-Burns ; The government should not subsidize the creation of green jobs / Institute for Energy Research ; It is unclear whether President Obama's energy policies go far enough to save the planet / Carl Etnier ; President Obama's energy policies will be costly for the American public / William P. Hoar.
Summary, etc.:
This volume explores the topics relating to alternative sources of energy by presenting varied expert opinions that examine many of the different aspects that comprise these issues. The viewpoints are selected from a wide range of highly respected and often hard-to-find sources and publications. Allows the reader to attain the higher-level critical thinking and reading skills that are essential in a culture of diverse and contradictory opinions.
Subject: Renewable energy sources.
Renewable energy sources > United States.