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Unformatted text preview: Potential effects of climate change: temperature increase, change in climate patterns, ice melting, sea level rise, effects to biosphere Possible ways to reduce impact of global warming Renewable Energy Sources Definitions and examples for three types of solar energy Characteristics, advantages, disadvantages of hydropower Alternative types of hydropower: run of the river dams, tidal, ocean currents Characteristics, advantages, disadvantages of wind power Characteristics, advantages, disadvantages of biomass, methane gas, bio-diesel, ethanol (from corn or from sugar cane) Characteristics, advantages, disadvantages of geothermal electricity, geothermal heating, OTEC Definitions: conservation, efficiency, cogeneration, hard path, soft path, 450 scenario Relationship between oil prices and global recessions Current developments: Copenhagen conference, EPA announcement...
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- Fall '08