Daily Archives: February 20, 2016

Solar power for the school

Topic: Can we power Penn State University Park with solar power only? Audience: Penn state students concerned about converting to clean green energy. Source 1: Natural Resources Defense Council “http://www.nwwindandsolar.com/solar-power-in-seattle-and-the-northwest/how-do-solar-systems-produce-energy/” Seems to be last updated 2012. ┬áRelevant claims: Explains how … Continue reading

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Final Post; Alternatives to fracking

Using alternatives to fracking in the United States to help conserve the earth as well as the drinking water around those areas is essential to future generations. Fracking not only affects our immediate enviroment, but alters the natural cycle in … Continue reading

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Hydroelectric Energy Overlooked Solution?

At this point, the academic world is in agreement about the threat posed by global warming and other side effects of our energy use pollution. Hopefully, the public is following suit. To avoid flooding, climate change, unstable ecosystems, and natural … Continue reading

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Bibliography 2: Solar Energy in the US

Solar energy is something that could move the US past its reliance on fossil fuels. In some parts of the country, the sun is beaming nearly all year round. I remember a few years ago, however, the government invested in … Continue reading

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Theme 1Final Post: The Cost of Fresh Water

There are many stories of countries in the world with little or no water; water that is muddy, or contaminated by other means. But many people do not realize there are areas closer to our back yard with the same … Continue reading

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Bibliography 2 Solar Panel Efficiency

Considering the topic of energy I have always been interested in the idea behind solar panels and how efficient they really are. Solar panels are a more up and coming industry, although very ground breaking it seems the majority is … Continue reading

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