Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy

by David M. Haugen


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Each title in the highly acclaimed Opposing Viewpoints series explores a specific issue by placing expert opinions in a unique pro/con format; the viewpoints are selected from a wide range of highly respected and often hard-to-find publications.; This title explores renewable Energy and climate change, and examines how best to transition to renewable energy, various renewable energy sources such as biofuels, ethanol, and electric vehicles, and the government's role in supporting renewable energy.; "Each volume in the Opposing Viewpoints Series could serve as a model…not only providing access to a wide diversity of opinions, but also stimulating readers to do further research for group discussion and individual interest. Both shrill and moderate, th

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ISBN-13: 9780737761405
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing
Publication date: 07/20/2012
Series: Opposing Viewpoints Series
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 9.10(w) x 5.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 15 - 17 Years

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Table of Contents

Why Consider Opposing Viewpoints? 11

Introduction 14

Chapter 1 Will Renewable Energy Sources Help Resolve Global Problems?

Chapter Preface 20

1 Renewable Energies Will Halt Climate Change Greenpeace 22

2 Renewable Energies Will Not Halt Climate Change Jason Harrow 29

3 Relying on Renewable Energies Would Damages the Earth Mark Buchanan 36

4 Renewable Energies Will Stabilize Energy Prices Jorge Madrid Bracken Hendricks Kate Gordon 41

5 Renewable Energies Will Increase Energy Prices David W. Kreutzer et al. 49

6 Renewable Energy Sources Have Enormous Land Footprints Bob Marshall 58

7 Land Footprints of Renewable Energy Sources Are Exaggerated Amory B. Lovins 64

Periodical Bibliography 71

Chapter 2 What Must Be Done to Transition from Nonrenewable to Renewable Energy?

Chapter Preface 73

1 Large Scale Renewable Energy Projects are Necessary Tim Dickinson Tim Dickinson 75

2 Small Scale Renewable Energy Projects Will Democratize Energy John Farrell 84

3 Renewable Energy Sources Can Satisfy Energy Demands World Wildlife Fund, Ecofys, and Office for Metropolitan Architecture 91

4 Renewable Energy Sources Cannot Satisfy Energy Demands Ted Trainer 105

5 Renewable Energy Sources Work Best if Supplemented with Nuclear Power Charles Forsberg 114

6 Renewable Energy Sources Work Best if Supplemented with Natural Gas Richard Ward 123

Periodical Bibliography 129

Chapter 3 What Renewable Energy Sources are Viable Parts of the World's Energy Future?

Chapter Preface 131

1 The Biofuel Future Rachel Ehrenberg 133

2 Biofuels are not a Viable Renewable Energy Danny Chivers 144

3 Ethanol Provides a Sustainable Alternative to Gasoline: American Coalition for Ethanol 153

4 Ethanol Does not Provide a Sustainable Alternative to Gasoline James Eaves Stephen Eaves 157

5 Electric Vehicles are Worthwhile Alternatives to Fossil-Fuel Vehicles James Kliesch 164

6 Electric Vehicles are not Worthwhile Alternatives to Fossil-Fuel Vehicles Robert Bryce 174

Periodical Bibliography 182

Chapter 4 What Should Be Government's Role in Promoting Renewable Energies?

Chapter Preface 184

1 US Government Support for Renewable Energies Will Benefit the Country Richard W. Caperton et al. 186

2 US Government Support for Renewable Energies Will not Benefit the Country Jonathan A. Lesser 197

3 Renewable Energies Need Government Subsidies to Succeed Stephen Kurczy 205

4 Eliminating all Energy Subsidies Will Benefit Renewable Energies Jeffrey Leonard 209

Periodical Bibiliography 221

For Further Discussion 222

Organizations to Contact 226

Bibliography of Books 234

Index 238

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