NCSU PS 336 - PS_336_Alternative_Energy_Study_Guide-4 (2 pages)

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Ps 336 - Global Environmental Politics

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Alternative Energy Study Guide PS 336 Pollution rising oil prices concerns over national energy security and environmental thought are some of the reasons of why we are looking towards alternative energy sources Alternative or renewable energy sources show significant promise in helping to reduce the amount of toxins that are by products of energy use Not only do they protect against harmful by products but using alternative energy helps to preserve many of the natural resources that we currently use as sources of energy To understand how alternative energy use can help preserve the delicate ecological balance of the planet and help us conserve the non renewable energy sources like fossil fuels it is important to know types of alternative energy the advantages and disadvantages of their use feasible and desirable options of their development and application as well as people perceptions of alternative energy Goal The major goal of this assignment is to explore the topic of alternative fuels by gaining better knowledge and understanding through research and a brief survey DUE April 9 2012 in class Course of Action Each student will complete an assignment consisting of two major parts The first part is a theoretical overview of four 4 alternative energy sources their types characteristics pros and cons of their generation use and disposal 4 5 pages meaning about 1 page per source This overview should be comprehensive but succinct and up to the point Do not waste time and paper on general irrelevant sentences and declarative phrases The second part is 1 a brief explanation of how the survey was conducted e g who were the subjects where the survey was taken and 2 a presentation on paper of the results of the survey Each student will write down a brief narrative explanation of the results for each of the 10 questions asked AND include a graphic e g chart presentation of the results of the survey for each of the 10 questions Theoretical overview use available reliable



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