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Write 3 pages in which you outline the pros and cons of a selected method of energy production.
By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and assessment criteria:
Energy production is essential for our daily lives. Driving our cars, heating and cooling our homes, cooking food, working on computers-almost everything we do-requires energy. As petroleum prices have increased, interest in other energy sources has also increased. The Assessment 5 Context document provides a brief introduction to alternative energy sources. You may wish to review this document for key concepts and ideas on this topic.
The purpose of this assessment is to evaluate alternative energy sources and to understand that there are positives and negatives to the alternatives.
To begin this assessment, research a specific renewable source of energy. Then, in a 3-4-page report, outline the pros and cons of this method of energy production. To build your argument and support your evaluation, address the following:
Identify and analyze the economic considerations (such as the cost per kilowatt for large-scale renewable energy source, costs of construction, and so forth) of using this method of energy production.
What are the environmental benefits of this energy source?
What are the environmental downsides, if any, to this renewable energy technology?
Analyze the risks to human health associated with this technology.
What conclusions have you reached with regards to this topic, and why?
Use the APA Paper Template (linked in the Resources under the Required Resources heading) to format your report.
Written Communication: Written communication should be free of errors that detract from the overall message.
Length: This report should be 3 pages in content length. Include a separate title page and a separate references page.
Font and Font Size: Times New Roman, 12-point, double-spaced. Use Microsoft Word.
APA Formatting: Resources and in-text citations should be formatted according to APA (6th edition) style and formatting.
Number of Resources: You are required to cite a minimum of 2 scholarly resources. You may conduct independent research for resources and references to support your report. Provide a reference list and in-text citations for all of your resources, using APA format. You may cite texts and authors from the Resources.
The following resources are required to complete the assessment.
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• APA Paper Template.
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