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Taking sides : clashing views in energy and society / Thomas A. Easton.

By: Easton, Thomas A.
Publisher: New York : McGraw-Hill, c2009Description: xxvi, 396 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0078127556 (pbk.); 9780078127557 (pbk.).Other title: Clashing views in energy and society.Subject(s): Power resources | Power resources -- Environmental aspects | Energy policy | Energy development | Energy conservation | Sustainable development
Contents:
Unit 1. Fossil fuels. Can the United States continue to rely on oil as a major source of energy?; Is it realistic for the United States to move toward greater energy independence?; Should cars be more efficient?; Should the Arctic National Wildlife refuge be opened to oil drilling?; Should utilities burn more coal? -- Unit 2. Global warming. Are global warming facts too uncertain to guide government policy?; Is global warming skepticism just smoke and mirrors?; Are the potential costs of global warming too high to ignore?; can carbon trading help control carbon emissions?; Is Geoengineering a possible answer to global warming? -- Unit 3. Nuclear power. Does nuclear power need government help?; Should the United States continue to focus plans for permanent nuclear waste disposal exclusively at Yucca mountain?; Should the United States reprocess spent nuclear fuel? -- Unit 4. Alternative energy sources. Is wind power green?; Do biofuels enhance energy security?; Can hydropower play a role in preventing climate change?; Will hydrogen replace fossil fuels for cars?; Is there any such thing as free energy?

Unit 1. Fossil fuels. Can the United States continue to rely on oil as a major source of energy?; Is it realistic for the United States to move toward greater energy independence?; Should cars be more efficient?; Should the Arctic National Wildlife refuge be opened to oil drilling?; Should utilities burn more coal? -- Unit 2. Global warming. Are global warming facts too uncertain to guide government policy?; Is global warming skepticism just smoke and mirrors?; Are the potential costs of global warming too high to ignore?; can carbon trading help control carbon emissions?; Is Geoengineering a possible answer to global warming? -- Unit 3. Nuclear power. Does nuclear power need government help?; Should the United States continue to focus plans for permanent nuclear waste disposal exclusively at Yucca mountain?; Should the United States reprocess spent nuclear fuel? -- Unit 4. Alternative energy sources. Is wind power green?; Do biofuels enhance energy security?; Can hydropower play a role in preventing climate change?; Will hydrogen replace fossil fuels for cars?; Is there any such thing as free energy?

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