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Alternative energy sources

Author: Darrin Gunkel
Publisher: Detroit : Greenhaven Press, ©2006.
Series: Current controversies.
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Presents a collection of essays about the possibilities of renewable energy from diverse viewpoints, discussing its environmental and economic impact, the merits of alternative and conventional energy, and alternative fuels.
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Alternative energy sources.
Detroit : Greenhaven Press, c2006
(OCoLC)712490609
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Darrin Gunkel
ISBN: 0737734078 9780737734072 0737734086 9780737734089
OCLC Number: 71633151
Description: 204 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Should alternative energy replace conventional energy? --
Yes, alternative energy should replace conventional energy: The world is running out of oil / Tony Black --
Fossil fuel use causes global warming / Mark Lynas --
Coal-fired power plants produce dangerous mercury emissions / Emily Figdor --
Poor nations need alternatives to fossil fuels / Christopher Flavin and Molly Hull Aeck --
No, alternative energy should not replace fossil fuels: World oil supplies are not running out / Daniel Yergin --
The threat of global warming is exaggerated / Jack M. Hollander --
Improved technologies make coal a clean fuel / U.S. Department of Energy --
Fossil fuel will help relieve global poverty / Philip Stott --
Do alternative energy sources benefit the environment? Yes, alternative energy sources can benfit the environment: Nuclear power benefits the environment / Patrick Moore --
Advances in hydropower technology can protect the environment / Jill Davis --
Wind farms can be designed to minimize bird and bat kills / Hillary Watts --
No, alternative energy sources harm the environment: Nuclear power threatens the environment / Helen Caldicott --
Damming rivers for hydroelectric power harms the environment / Tim Palmer --
Wind power causes too much environmental damage / Iain Murray --
Are alternative energy sources economical? --
Yes, alternative energy is economical: Wind power can benefit farmers and rural communities / U.S. Government Accountability Office --
Solar power is becoming more economical / Nancy Stauffer --
Geothermal heat pumps save consumers money / Jessica Worden --
No, alternative energy is too costly: Wind power is not economical / James M. Taylor --
Solar power is expensive / Kelly Spors --
Nuclear power is more costly than other energy sources / Pietro S. Nivola --
Should alternative fuels be pursued? --
Yes, alternative fuels should be pursued: Hydrogen fuel can power cars / Paul Strand --
Vegetable oil can replace diesel fuel / Mary DeDanan --
Ethanol can replace gasoline / Nathan Glasgow and Lena Hansen --
Plug-in gasoline-electric cars are efficient / J. William Moore --
No, alternative fuels should not be pursued: Hydrogen will not become a viable fuel for many years / Joseph J. Romm --
Vegetable oil should not replace conventional diesel fuel / Alexis Ziegler --
Ethanol has hidden costs / Ben Lieberman --
Gasoline-electric cars do not reduce fuel use / David Leonhardt
Series Title: Current controversies.
Responsibility: Darrin Gunkel, book editor.

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Presents a collection of essays about the possibilities of renewable energy from diverse viewpoints, discussing its environmental and economic impact, the merits of alternative and conventional energy, and alternative fuels.

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