Locating basic Facts
Begin researching your renewable energy source using these two sources
Did you know? If you combine ethanol with gasoline you can reduce emissions by 65%. You can use geothermal energy to heat a greenhouse and power entire cities. These are examples of the wealth of information available from the Encyclopedia of Energy.
Encyclopedia of Energy
2nd floor, Main Library.
Did you know? Washington state is the leading producer of hydroelectric power whereas in 2012 Texas leads in wind power production in the U.S. The Energy Information Administration from the Department of Energy publishes this data and much more.
Did you know? Geothermal power is a good option in the state of Georgia? Find out more from the DOE's U.S. State Energy Maps & Statistics.
Also use the DOE site Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy.
Locating the Hot Issues
Use newspaper and journal articles to identify the latest issues related to renewable energy. You can learn about the pros/cons of using renewable energy sources by reading perspectives from researchers, policy analysts, economists, and the average citizen.
- Academic Search Complete
- LexisNexis Academic
- Environmental Sciences & Pollution Management
- CQ Researcher
For additional articles, try other environmental databases. Or, contact Kristan Majors via LearnLink for assistance.
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