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Energy alternatives : opposing viewpoints

Author: Helen Cothran
Publisher: San Diego, CA : Greenhaven Press, ©2002.
Series: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Energy shortages in the West have rekindled the debate about whether the United States should turn to alternatives to fossil fuels. Authors argue the merits of nuclear power, wind energy, and electric cars in the following chapters: Are Alternatives Energy Sources Necessary? Is Nuclear Power a Viable Energy Alternative? What Alternative Energy Sources Should Be Pursued? Should Alternatives to Gasoline-Powered  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Helen Cothran
ISBN: 0737709049 9780737709049 0737709057 9780737709056
OCLC Number: 47643323
Description: 220 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: A transition to renewable energy sources is necessary / Christopher Flavin --
Renewable alternatives to fossil fuels are unnecessary / Thomas Sowell --
Accessible oil reserves are running out / C.J. Campbell --
Oil reserves are not running out / Sarah A. Emerson --
The fossil fuels industry is destroying the environment / David Cromwell --
Environmentalists have exaggerated the dangers of burning fossil fuels / Jonathan H. Adler --
Conservation can help solve energy and environmental problems / Bob Herbert --
Conservation cannot solve energy problems / Herbert Inhaber --
Nuclear power is not the energy of the future / Christopher Flavin and Nicholas Lenssen --
Nuclear power is the energy of the future / Patrice Hill --
Nuclear power is safe / John Ritch --
Nuclear power is dangerous / Chris Busby --
Nuclear energy is affordable / Mary L. Walker --
Nuclear energy is costly / Laura Maggi --
Why I hate wind farms and think there should be more of them / Peter Harper --
Solar power is becoming commercially viable / Barbara Wolcott --
Fuel cells are a promising energy source / William McCall --
Methane hydrates may provide energy in the future / Richard Monastersky --
Geothermal energy is abundant and clean / Marilyn L. Nemzer, Anna K. Carter, and Kenneth P. Nemzer --
The power of the oceans can provide clean energy / France Bequette --
Alternative vehicles should replace gasoline-powered cars / Danylo Hawaleshka --
Alternative vehicles do not solve environmental problems / Jane Holtz Kay --
Electric cars can reduce air pollution / Tom Barry --
Electric cars do not reduce air pollution / Thomas Sowell --
Fuel cell cars are clean and efficient / Donald W. Nauss --
Natural gas vehicles can reduce greenhouse gases / Steve Spaulding --
Ethanol is a clean and renewable fuel / David Stipp --
The new alchemy : turning garbage into fuel / John J. Fialka.
Series Title: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Responsibility: Helen Cothran, book editor.

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Energy shortages in the West have rekindled the debate about whether the United States should turn to alternatives to fossil fuels. Authors argue the merits of nuclear power, wind energy, and electric cars in the following chapters: Are Alternatives Energy Sources Necessary? Is Nuclear Power a Viable Energy Alternative? What Alternative Energy Sources Should Be Pursued? Should Alternatives to Gasoline-Powered Vehicles Be Pursued?

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