Energy Plans and their Impact on You
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.
Explore 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?
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)
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What actions can you take to address our energy challenges?
Identify one change your school could make.
Make an Energy Saving Digital Video about energy sources, energy conservation or alternative energy options.
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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?
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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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