Environmental Science (Discussion assignment)

This week, please look online and read the week’s learning guide and the textbook chapters. Then, research different forms of alternative (renewable) energy forms available.

Choose two, and then answer the following questions:

What does the term “renewable” mean?

Which two renewable energy forms did you choose?

For each, describe two benefits.

For each, describe two drawbacks.

Which of these you feel would best serve your community? Why? Explain.

According to The WWF Energy Report prepared by WWF and Ecofys, “by 2050, we could get all the energy we need from renewable sources.” What is your response to this statement?

Some links to help you get started:

Energy.gov: Wind Energy Renewable Energy Geothermal Basics

United States Environmental Protection Agency – renewable energy

World Bank: Sun Rises on the Solar Sector

Energy Information Administration (EIA) on renewable energy in the USA

Any materials cited should be referenced using the style guidelines established by the American Psychological Association (APA).

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