103 ENERGY2 - OUTLINE: ENERGY ALTERNATIVES 1. ALTERNATIVE...

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OUTLINE: ENERGY ALTERNATIVES 1. ALTERNATIVE 1: CONSERVATION 2. ALTERNATIVE 2: DRILLING IN ALASKA. Suggested readings: Parfit, M. 2005. After oil: powering the future. Nat. Geographic, August issue, pp. 2-31. Maugeri, L. 2009. Squeezing more oil from the ground. Sci. American 301(4):56-63. Miller, P. 2009. Saving energy: it starts at home. Nat. Geographic, March issue, pp. 59-79.
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ALTERNATIVES TO FOREIGN SOURCES OF FOSSIL FUELS 1. USE LESS ENERGY = EFFICIENCY & CONSERVATION. 2. FIND NEW DOMESTIC SOURCES (e.g., ARCTIC NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE) 3. SHIFT TO SOLAR, WIND, BIOFUELS, ETC. 4. NUCLEAR POWER.
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ENERGY CONSERVATION BENEFITS COME NOW: _______________ _____________________________________ ____________________________________. CONVENTIONAL POWER PLANTS TAKE ___________YEARS TO BUILD. NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS TAKE ___YRS. DRILLING IN ARCTIC NWR WILL TAKE ______YEARS.
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TYPICAL AMERICAN FAMILY ENERGY BUDGET
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MORE ENERGY EFFICIENT VEHICLES UNION OF CONCERNED SCIENTISTS (2002)
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103 ENERGY2 - OUTLINE: ENERGY ALTERNATIVES 1. ALTERNATIVE...

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