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Energy alternatives / Sylvia Engdahl, book editor.

Contributor(s): Engdahl, Sylvia [editor.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered): Publisher: Farmington Hills, Mich. : Greenhaven Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, [2015]Description: 220 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780737772586; 0737772581; 9780737772593; 073777259X.Subject(s): Renewable energy sources | Renewable energy sources | Renewable energy sources | Renewable energy sourcesDDC classification: 333.79/4
Contents:
Can alternative energy sources effectively replace fossil fuels? Society needs decentralized and renewable energy alternatives / Steven Cohen -- Promoting alternative fuels for vehicles is a waste of taxpayers' money / John DeCicco -- Diverse alternative energy sources will be essential to the future / Eric McLamb -- Alternative energy sources are too costly and unreliable / Benjamin Zycher -- Alternative energy sources can power the world by 2050 / Louis Bergeron -- Don't count oil out / Robert Bryce -- Do the benefits of wind power outweigh its disadvantages? Wind power is affordable and has low environmental impact / Windustry -- Wind farms creating an environmental divide / Erin Ailworth -- The noise of wind turbines does not damage human health / Zo�e Casey -- Wind power is unreliable, expensive, and disruptive / Norman Rogers -- Wind power companies are making extensive efforts to protect birds / Roger Drouin -- The government is allowing wind power companies to kill too many eagles / Dina Cappiello -- Industrial wind turbines do not hurt property values / Mike Barnard -- Industrial wind turbines drastically reduce the value of property / Carl V. Phillips -- Is utility-scale solar power a practical alternative energy source? The cost of utility-scale solar power is dropping / David Levitan -- Utility-scale solar power is uneconomical and unreliable / Mark Landsbaum -- New technology may make utility-scale solar power more cost-efficient / Noreen Moustafa -- Solar power may be difficult to integrate with existing power networks / Ker Than -- Bright sun, bright future : can Africa unlock its solar potential? / Teo Kermeliotis -- Utility-scale solar power harms wildlife and is not worth its cost / Michael Sandoval -- What are the advantages and disadvantages of other energy sources? Biomass energy is a prime replacement for fossil fuels / Salman Zafar -- Biomass power plants produce just as much pollution as coal-fired power plants / Gordon Clark and Mary Booth -- Hydrogen energy storage can make reliance on renewable energy sources practical / Peter Hoffmann -- Other energy alternatives will prove more feasible than hydrogen power / Mark Peplow.
Summary: This collection of article pro and con on energy alternatives examines whether alternative energy sources can effectively replace fossil fuels, the extent to which the benefits of wind power outweigh its disadvantages, whether utility-scale solar power is a practical alternative energy source, and the advantages and disadvantages of other energy sources.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-203) and index.

Can alternative energy sources effectively replace fossil fuels? Society needs decentralized and renewable energy alternatives / Steven Cohen -- Promoting alternative fuels for vehicles is a waste of taxpayers' money / John DeCicco -- Diverse alternative energy sources will be essential to the future / Eric McLamb -- Alternative energy sources are too costly and unreliable / Benjamin Zycher -- Alternative energy sources can power the world by 2050 / Louis Bergeron -- Don't count oil out / Robert Bryce -- Do the benefits of wind power outweigh its disadvantages? Wind power is affordable and has low environmental impact / Windustry -- Wind farms creating an environmental divide / Erin Ailworth -- The noise of wind turbines does not damage human health / Zo�e Casey -- Wind power is unreliable, expensive, and disruptive / Norman Rogers -- Wind power companies are making extensive efforts to protect birds / Roger Drouin -- The government is allowing wind power companies to kill too many eagles / Dina Cappiello -- Industrial wind turbines do not hurt property values / Mike Barnard -- Industrial wind turbines drastically reduce the value of property / Carl V. Phillips -- Is utility-scale solar power a practical alternative energy source? The cost of utility-scale solar power is dropping / David Levitan -- Utility-scale solar power is uneconomical and unreliable / Mark Landsbaum -- New technology may make utility-scale solar power more cost-efficient / Noreen Moustafa -- Solar power may be difficult to integrate with existing power networks / Ker Than -- Bright sun, bright future : can Africa unlock its solar potential? / Teo Kermeliotis -- Utility-scale solar power harms wildlife and is not worth its cost / Michael Sandoval -- What are the advantages and disadvantages of other energy sources? Biomass energy is a prime replacement for fossil fuels / Salman Zafar -- Biomass power plants produce just as much pollution as coal-fired power plants / Gordon Clark and Mary Booth -- Hydrogen energy storage can make reliance on renewable energy sources practical / Peter Hoffmann -- Other energy alternatives will prove more feasible than hydrogen power / Mark Peplow.

This collection of article pro and con on energy alternatives examines whether alternative energy sources can effectively replace fossil fuels, the extent to which the benefits of wind power outweigh its disadvantages, whether utility-scale solar power is a practical alternative energy source, and the advantages and disadvantages of other energy sources.

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