Provide a brief background about the issues surrounding our current energy usage.

Provide a brief background about the issues surrounding our current energy usage.

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Description

Clean Energy Essay – Science 9

 

Must Include:

 

Intro paragraph

  • Provide a brief background about the issues surrounding our current energy usage.
  • What impact does this have on Earth in the future?
  • State which problem you believe is most important to address; reducing carbon emissions or producing clean, renewable energy.
  • Which technology do you believe is most effective at accomplishing this goal?

 

Body paragraphs

1)     Describe two ways scientists are trying to reduce carbon emissions.

  • How does the technology work?
  • How much does this technology cost monthly or annually? Who pays this cost?
  • Describe any issues with these technologies. (Why doesn’t everyone use this technology already?)

 

2)     Describe two technologies being utilized to produce clean energy.

  • How does the technology work?
  • How much does this technology cost monthly or annually? Who pays this cost?
  • Describe any issues with these technologies. (Why doesn’t everyone use this technology already?)

 

3)     Describe in detail the technology you believe is most effective at accomplishing the goal you chose in your intro paragraph (reducing carbon or producing clean energy).

  • How does the technology work?
  • How much does this technology cost monthly or annually? Who pays this cost?
  • Describe any issues with these technologies. (Why doesn’t everyone use this technology already?)
  • Refutation: Despite the issues, why do you believe this is the most effective?

 

Conclusion

  • Restate the problem you chose to address and the technology you think is most effective in solving this problem.
  • Briefly sum up why the other technologies are not as effective.
  • What impact does this have on the Earth short term and long term?

 

 

Length:

  • Must be at least 5 paragraphs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rubric:  50 marks total

  • Introduction- 10 marks
  • Body paragraphs- 25 marks total

o   ideas must be clearly stated and evidence must be provided to support claims.

  • Conclusion- 10 marks
  • Formatting/Grammar/Spelling-  5 marks

 

Possible Resources:

These are just to get you started. You will need to access other sources to find all necessary information for your paper.

 

  • Power Surge video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVZjq6O3m5A
  • http://www.aresearchguide.com/energy.html
  • https://www.eia.gov/energyexplained/?page=renewable_home
  • https://www.epa.gov/ghgemissions/overview-greenhouse-gases
  • http://www.easybib.com – for citations

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