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Robert Malone, Chairman of BP America Oil Company, gave a speech in July 2008 to the U.S. Governors Association
regarding the energy challenges the United States faces.

Listen to his speech: States and Energy Initiatives video Governors Association Conf. CSPAN

Mr. Malone offers a set of goals for dealing with the US energy crisis. No one goal solves the problems.
He asserts that what is needed is a balanced, comprehensive energy policy.

His plan includes:

Energy Conservation must be a national priority.

Ensure continued supply of energy while protecting natural resources.

Create a financial, regulatory and physical infrastructure to encourage alternatives.

Expand the use of Nuclear power.


question markExplore his suggestions. Select one of them and research the issue/idea.

How is the energy crisis impacting your community?

How is the energy crisis impacting your family?

Select one of Mr. Malone's goals. What is happening in your state regarding it?


question mark T. Boone Pickens has also offered an energy plan.

Compare/contrast his plan with Mr Malone's using a table or matrix. (Need help? - Matrices @ Math Dude)


question mark Read: Garrett Yazzie, 13, invents solar heater for his family's home and Junk Yard Genius

What actions can you take to address our energy challenges?

Identify one change your school could make.

camera Make an Energy Saving Digital Video about energy sources, energy conservation or alternative energy options.

Homeowners spin water into electricity podcast


Identify 3 jobs related to alternative energy. The Wind Business - @ The Futures Channel

Which do you believe has the greatest potential for providing a long term, living wage?

What kind of training is needed for that job/career?

What are the positives and negatives of that career?

Energy Forecasts to 2030 - CSPAN free online video | Mapping Renewable Energy, Rooftop by Rooftop - Time, 12/22/08

Energy Resources:

Explore Efficient Energy Uses Energy Alternatives for your town problem based learning
Saving on Home Energy Use Activity Carbon Tax Center
Energy Alternatives Exploration How a Carbon Tax Works
Oil Production Examining History - Finding the truth Energy research online resources
Energy Light bulbs compare/contrast Activity US Department of Energy
Energy Internet Activity Global Warming and Climate Change

Oil is not just gasoline

Energy Information Office Official Statistics of US Government Wired Science - website for the PBS series
What are our Nation's Priorities? pbl US Senate Hearing on Energy Security - multiple plans and issues
Consider the Energy use of Personal Electronics US Senate Testimony on Energy pt 1 9/12/08
Can We Run The World Off The Sun? NPR US Senate Testimony on Energy pt 2 9/12/08
How to track Federal Legislation using THOMAS Alaska: The Senator and the Oil Man
Evaluate your Senator or Representative Project Learn about clean coal technology
e2 icon series on PBS - Look under teachers menu for episodes Toxic coal ash piling up in ponds in 32 states AP
Who killed the electric car? Coal Ash Spill raises questions - New York Times
Gassing Up With Garbage

Exposing the Myth of Clean Coal Power Time

Problem Based Learning Projects / Internet Hunts / Nature / Computers / Pennsylvania Projects / Puzzles & Projects / Site map / Home

developed by Cynthia J. O'Hora Released to public domain in honor of Professor Alison Kwok for her leadership in energy issues. and Posted 7/2008

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Aligned with Pennsylvania Academic Standards for Environment and Ecology, Science and Technology, Careers, Civics and Government, Reading Writing, Speaking.
4.2. Renewable and Nonrenewable Resources A. Explain that renewable and nonrenewable resources supply energy and materials. • Identify alternative sources of energy. • Identify and compare fuels used in industrial and agricultural societies. • Compare and contrast the cycles of various natural resources.

10. A. Analyze the use of renewable and nonrenewable resources. • Explain the effects on the environment and sustainability through the use of nonrenewable resources. • Evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of reusing our natural resources.

12. A. Analyze factors affecting the availability of renewable and nonrenewable resources. • Evaluate the use of natural resources and offer approaches for using them while diminishing waste.

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