Energy Policy

Energy Policy


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In recent years, increasing oil prices, ongoing unrest in the Middle East, surging demand from energy-thirsty nations, and natural disasters such as Hurricane Katrina have all conspired to encourage Americans to rethink how they use energy resources. Energy Policy explores the many issues related to the supply of energy in the United States: the availability of oil, America's dependence on foreign oil, drilling in the Arctic Refuge, pollution concerns, alternative energy sources such as wind and solar power, and the safety of nuclear power

Each book in the Point/Counterpoint series offers all the statutes, legal opinions, and studies a student needs to structure a cohesive argument on a given controversial topic. Issues are presented from multiple points of view; sidebars cite laws, opinions, and court cases to aid in critical analysis; appendices help students conduct legal research; and all sources are fully documented

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781604133332
Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date: 05/01/2009
Series: Point/Counterpoint Series: Issues in Contemporary American Society
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Foreword 6

Introduction: Energy and the Industrialized World 11

Point: Energy Depletion is a Serious Threat 27

Counterpoint: Energy is Abundant and Will Remain So 42

Point: Continued Reliance on Fossil Fuels is Dangerous 57

Counterpoint: Alternative Energy is Riskier than Traditional Fuels 70

Point: Government Must Address the Energy Crisis 85

Counterpoint: A Free Market is the Soundest Energy Policy 99

Conclusion: Addressing Energy Depletion 112

Appendix: Beginning Legal Research 126

Elements of the Argument 129

Notes 131

Resources 136

Picture Credits 138

Index 139

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