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Energy alternatives : opposing viewpoints

Author: Barbara Passero
Publisher: Detroit : Greenhaven Press/Thomson Gale, ©2006.
Series: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Contains twenty-four essays in which various authors debate issues related to energy alternatives, discussing whether alternative energy sources are necessary, nuclear power, which alternatives should be pursued, and alternatives to gas-powered cars.
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Passero
ISBN: 0737733500 9780737733501 0737733519 9780737733518
OCLC Number: 76887076
Description: 238 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Why consider opposing viewpoints? --
Introduction --
ch. 1. Are alternative energy sources necessary? --
Chapter preface --
1. The world is running out of oil / Matthew Simmons, interviewed by Amanda Griscom Little --
2. The world is not running out of oil / Daniel Yergin --
3. A transition to renewable energy sources is necessary / David Goodstein --
4. A transition to renewable energy sources is not feasible / Paul Roberts --
5. Alternative energy sources are necessary to reduce U.S. dependence on foreign oil / Institute for the Analysis of Global Security --
6. Replacing foreign oil imports with alternatives would be disastrous / Justin Fox --
Periodical bibliography --
ch. 2. Is nuclear power a viable energy alternative? --
Chapter preface --
1. Nuclear power is the energy of the future / John Ritch --
2. Nuclear power is not the energy of the future / Helen Caldicott --
3. Nuclear power is a safe alternative to fossil fuels / Patrick Moore --
4. Nuclear power is not a safe alternative to fossil fuels / Harvey Blatt --
5. Nuclear waste can be handled safely / Matthew L. Wald --
6. Nuclear waste cannot be handled safely / Mary Olson. ch. 3. What renewable energy sources should be developed? --
Chapter preface --
1. Solar power can help fuel the future / Glenn Hamer --
2. Solar power is an impractical energy source / Michael Fox --
3. Wind power should be pursued / Jim Motavalli --
4. The drawbacks of wind power far outweigh the benefits / Eric Rosenbloom --
5. Biomass is a proven renewable resource with many uses / U.S. Department of Energy --
6. Geothermal energy is a promising alternative energy source / National Geothermal Collaborative --
7. Developing a variety of renewables can best solve the energy crisis / National Economic Council --
Periodical bibliography --
ch. 4. Should alternatives to fossil fuels be pursued? --
Chapter preface --
1. Hydrogen can replace petroleum-based automotive fuels / Tom Nicholls --
2. Hydrogen is impractical as an automotive fuel / David W. Keith and Alexander E. Farrell --
3. Alternatives to fossil fuels are the long-term energy solution / David Friedman --
4. Biofuels are clean and affordable alternatives / Vivaj V. Vaitheeswaran --
5. Plasma technology can improve fuel efficiency / Kevin Roark. Periodical bibliography --
For further discussion --
Organizations to contact --
Bibliography of books --
Index.
Series Title: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Responsibility: Barbara Passero, book editor.
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Contains twenty-four essays in which various authors debate issues related to energy alternatives, discussing whether alternative energy sources are necessary, nuclear power, which alternatives should be pursued, and alternatives to gas-powered cars.

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