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Chapter 1. Will renewable energy sources help resolve global problems?
Renewable energies will halt climate change / Greenpeace
Renewable energies will not halt climate change / Jason Harrow
Relying on renewable energies would damage the earth / Mark Buchanan
Renewable energies will stabilize energy prices / Jorge Madrid, Bracken Hendricks and Kate Gordon
Renewable energies will increase energy prices / David W. Kreutzer ... [et al.]
Renewable energy sources have enormous land footprints / Bob Marshall
Land footprints of renewable energy sources are exaggerated / Amory B. Lovins
Chapter 2. What must be done to transition from nonrenewable to renewable energy?
Large scale renewable energy projects are necessary / Tim Dickinson
Small scale renewable energy projects will democratize energy / John Farrell
Renewable energy sources can satisfy energy demands / World Wildlife Fund, Ecofys, and Office for Metropolitan Architecture
Renewable energy sources cannot satisfy energy demands / Ted Trainer
Renewable energy sources work best if supplemented with nuclear power / Charles Forsberg
Renewable energy sources work best if supplemented with natural gas / Richard Ward
Chapter 3. What renewable energy sources are viable parts of the world's energy future?
The biofuel future / Rachel Ehrenberg
Biofuels are not a viable renewable energy / Danny Chivers
Ethanol provides a sustainable alternative to gasoline
American Coalition for Ethanol
Ethanol does not provide a sustainable alternative to gasoline / James Eaves and Stephen Eaves
Electric vehicles are worthwhile alternatives to fossil-fuel vehicles
James Kliesch / Electric vehicles are not worthwhile alternatives to fossil-fuel vehicles / Robert Bryce
Chapter 4. What should be government's role in promoting renewable energies?
US government support for renewable energies will benefit the country / Richard W. Caperton ... [et al.]
US government support for renewable energies will not benefit the country / Jonathan A. Lesser
Renewable energies need government subsidies to succeed / Stephen Kurczy
Eliminating all energy subsidies will benefit renewable energies / Jeffrey Leonard.
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