Project #50555 - Environmental Science

Task Name: Phase 3 Individual Project
Deliverable Length: 2–3 pages
Details:

Weekly tasks or assignments (Individual or Group Projects) will be due by Monday, and late submissions will be assigned a late penalty in accordance with the late penalty policy found in the syllabus. NOTE: All submission posting times are based on midnight Central Time.

Your organization is about to review its energy use and develop an energy plan, including as many renewable power sources as possible. You have been asked to prepare a research paper for upper management about fossil fuel, nuclear energy, and alternative or green power sources.

You will prepare a research paper to discuss the following topics:

  • Discuss the law of conservation of energy with an explanation of how this law applies to energy use and energy conversions.
  • Discuss the pros and cons of the following:
    • Fossil fuel: oil, natural gas, and coal
    • Nuclear energy
    • Solar energy
    • Wind power
    • Water (hydro) power
    • Bioconversion (biofuel) 
  • Research and discuss 2 provisions of the Energy Policy Act of 2005, including the possibility of tax incentives.

This is an APA research paper, and sources should be referenced and cited in APA style.

Please submit your assignment.

For assistance with your assignment, please use your text, Web resources, and all course materials.

Course Materials

Course Materials

Points Possible: 100
Date Due: Monday, Dec 08, 2014
Objective:
  • Describe fundamental concepts of Environmental Science: sustainability, stewardship, and sound science.
  • Explain the environmental interrelationships, environmental ethics and science of consuming resources.
  • Differentiate between natural resources, different forms of energy, and alternative sources of energy.
  • Recognize the role of scientific inquiry in the establishment of current environmental laws.

Subject Science
Due By (Pacific Time) 12/07/2014 01:00 pm
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