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Identify the main energy source for heating and cooling your home, running household appliances, and transportation.

Identify the main energy source for heating and cooling your home, running household appliances, and transportation.

The Future of Energy: Guiding Decisions with Evidence

To reduce the negative environmental impacts of an ever-growing human population, and increasing demands for energy as technological advances continue, individual countries, states, cities and even households could shift their energy sources to those that are renewable. However, not all locations are equally amenable to any form of renewable energy. For this Assignment you will assess your own location, existing energy use, and the advantages and disadvantages of different energy sources.

Be sure to explore the following resources to begin your research in order to support your ideas with accurate facts. While the provided resources focus on the United States, you are welcome to explore the energy situation within your own state of residence, one that you would like to live in or have visited in the past, or an international location. To focus your discussion, only use one region for your entire argument.

 

Renewable and Non Renewable Energy

Identification of Energy Usage

  • Identify the main energy source for heating and cooling your home, running household appliances, and transportation. Indicate which energy sources are renewable and non renewable.
  • Determine and discuss the renewable source of energy that would be the most and the renewable source of energy that would be the least appropriate for use in your chosen location.

Advantages and Disadvantages of Energy Sources

Discuss advantages and disadvantages of the energy sources you currently rely on including economic (costs/benefits) and ecological impacts of each.

Discuss advantages and disadvantages of the two renewable energy sources including economic (costs/benefits) and ecological impacts of each.

US Pursuit of Renewable Energy

 

Discuss if the US should pursue more renewable energy sources.

 

Conclusion

The final paragraph is the conclusion paragraph. This paragraph can be shorter than the others. Remember to wrap-up the essay for the reader. The conclusion should not introduce any new material. Finally, you will want to refer back to your thesis statement.

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