Taking Sides - Clashing Views in Energy and Society

ISBN-10: 0073514497
ISBN-13: 9780073514499
Edition: 2nd 2012
Authors: Thomas Easton
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List price: $67.33
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date: 10/21/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

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Preface
Topic Guide
Introduction
Fossil Fuels
Can the United States Continue to Rely on Oil as a Major Source of Energy?
Eric Gholz and Daryl G. Press, from "U.S. Oil Supplies Are Not at Risk," USA Today Magazine (November 2007) 6
Tom Whipple, from "Peak Oil," Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (November/December 2008)
Is It Realistic for the United States to Move Toward Greater Energy Independence?
Richard N. Haass, from testimony on "Geopolitical Implications of Rising Oil Dependence and Global Wanning" before the House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming (April 18, 2007)
Robert Bryce, from Gusher of Lies: The Dangerous Delusions of "Energy Independence" (Public Affairs, 2008)
Is America Ready for the Electric Car?
Michael Horn, from "Roadmap to the Electric Car Economy, The Futurist (April 2010)
Rick Newman, from "A Stuttering Start for Electric Cars, "U.S. News & World Report (April 2010)
Is Shale Gas the Solution to Our Energy Woes?
Diane Katz, from "Shale Gas: A Reliable and Affordable Alternative to Costly 'Green' Schemes/' Fraser Forum (July/August 2010)
Deborah Weisberg, from 'Tracking Our Rivers," Fly Fisherman (April/May 2010)
Should We Drill for Offshore Oil?
Stephen L. Baird, from "Offshore Oil Drilling: Buying Energy Independence or Buying Time?" The Technology Teacher (November 2008)
Mary Annette Rose, from "The Environmental Impacts of Offshore Oil Drilling," The Technology Teacher (February 2009)
Should Utilities Burn More Coal?
Steven F. Leer, from "Role of Coal in Future Energy Policy," testimony at the hearing on "The Role of Coal in the New Energy Age" before the House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming (April 14, 2010)
Susan Moran, from "Coal Rush!" World Watch 0anuary/ February 2007)
Global Warming
Is Human Activity Responsible for Global Warming?
Mary-Elena Carr, Kate Brash, and Robert F. Anderson, from "Climate Change: Addressing the Major Skeptic Arguments," Deutsche Bank Climate Change Advisors (September 2010)
Alex Newman, from "Global-Warming Alarmism Dying a Slow Death," New American (April 12, 2010)
Is Global Warming a Catastrophe That Warrants Immediate Action?
Global Humanitarian Forum, from Climate Change-The Anatomy of a Silent Crisis (May 2009)
Bjorn Lomborg, from "Let's Keep Our Cool About Global Warming," Skeptical Inquirer (March/April 2008)
Will Restricting Carbon Emissions Damage the Economy?
Paul Cicio, from "Competitiveness and Climate Policy: Avoiding Leakage of Jobs and Emissions," testimony before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Energy and Environment (March 18, 2009)
Aaron Ezroj, from "How Cap and Trade Will Fuel the Global Economy," Environmental Law Reporter (July 2010)
Is Carbon Capture Technology Ready to Limit Carbon Emissions?
David G. Hawkins, from "Carbon Capture and Sequestration," testimony before the Committee on House Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Energy and Air Quality (March 6, 2007)
Charles W. Schmidt, from "Carbon Capture & Storage: Blue-Sky Technology or Just Blowing Smoke?" Environmental Health Perspectives (November 2007)
Is It Time to Think Seriously About "Climate Engineering"?
Kevin Bullis, from "The Geoengineering Gambit," Technology Review (January/February 2010)
James R. Fleming, from "The Climate Engineers," Wilson Quarterly (Spring 2007)
Nuclear Power
Is It Time to Revive Nuclear Power?
Allison MacFarlane, from "Nuclear Power: A Panacea for Future Energy Needs?" Environment (March/April 2010)
Kristin Shrader-Frechette, from "Five Myths About Nuclear Energy," America (June 23-30, 2008)
Should the United States Stop Planning for Permanent Nuclear Waste Disposal at Yucca Mountain?
U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), from "Motion to Withdraw," filed before the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (March 2, 2010)
Luther J. Carter, Lake H. Barrett, and Kenneth C. Rogers, from "Nuclear Waste Disposal: Showdown at Yucca Mountain," Issues in Science and Technology (Fall 2010)
Should the United States Reprocess Spent Nuclear Fuel?
Phillip J. Finck, from Statement before the House Committee on Science, Energy Subcommittee, Hearing on Nuclear Fuel Reprocessing (June 16, 2005)
Charles D. Ferguson, from "An Assessment of the Proliferation Risks of Spent Fuel Reprocessing and Alternative Nuclear Waste Management Strategies," testimony before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science and Technology Hearing on Advancing Technology for Nuclear Fuel Recycling: What Should Our Research, Development and Demonstration Strategy Be? (June 17, 2009)
Alrernative Energy Sources
Is Renewable Energy Green?
Andrea Larson, from "Growing U.S. Trade in Green Technology,� testimony before the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection (October 7, 2009)
Jesse H. Ausubel, from "Renewable and Nuclear Heresies," International Journal of Nuclear Governance, Economy and Ecology (vol. 1, no. 3, 2007)
Is Wind Enough?
Xi Lu, Michael B. McElroy, and Juha Kiviluoma, from "Global Potential for Wind-Generated Electricity," Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (July 7, 2009)
John Etherington, from The Wind Farm Scam: An Ecologist's Evaluation (Stacey International, 2009)
Are Biofuels a Reasonable Substitute for Fossil Fuels?
Keith Kline, Virginia H. Dale, Russell Lee, and Paul Leiby, from "In Defense of Biofuels, Done Right," Issues in Science and Technology (Spring 2009)
Donald Mitchell, from "A Note on Rising Food Prices," The World Bank Development Prospects Group (July 2008)
Can Hydropower Play a Role in Preventing Climate Change?
Alain Tremblay, Louis Varfalvy, Charlotte Roehm, and Michelle Garneau, from "The Issue of Greenhouse Gases from Hydroelectric Reservoirs: From Boreal to Tropical Regions," United Nations Symposium on Hydropower and Sustainable Development, Beijing, China (October 27-29, 2004)
American Rivers, from "Hydropower: Not the Answer to Preventing Climate Change" (www.americanrivers.org) (2007)
Is It Time to Put Geothermal Energy Development on the Fast Track?
Susan Petty, from "Testimony on the National Geothermal Initiative Act of 2007 Before the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources" (September 26, 2007)
Alexander Karsner, from "Testimony on the National Geothermal Initiative Act of 2007 Before the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources" (September 26, 2007)
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