Alternative Energy Unit

This is material for you to use on your projects. They include both websites and videos.  The majority of the material you'll need is from the readings we have available for you in class. Use your time in class wisely and you'll have more than enough time to put together a great presentation.

The Carbon Cycle:

Carbon-Cycle-Image.ppt

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3SZKJVKRxQ

Hydroelectric:

http://ga.water.usgs.gov/edu/hyhowworks.html

http://home.clara.net/darvill/altenerg/hydro.htm

http://www.worldwatch.org/node/9527

http://www.electricityforum.com/hydroelectricity.html

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn7046

http://science.howstuffworks.com/environmental/energy/hydropower-plant1.htm

Natural Gas:

http://www.naturalgas.org/overview/uses_eletrical.asp

http://www.powerscorecard.org/tech_detail.cfm?resource_id=6


Solar Thermal:

http://educypedia.karadimov.info/library/parabolicCollector.swf

http://educypedia.karadimov.info/library/andasol_blue_engl.swf

Solar Photovoltaic:

http://educypedia.karadimov.info/library/battery.swf

Nuclear:

Nuclear-Energy-Reading-for-AEP.doc

Nuclear-Energy-questions.doc

This is a good debate on nuclear energy vs. other alternative energy: (be sure to watch the end of the video for more local information about electricity and another way to make what we have work smarter.)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UK8ccWSZkic

This is a discussion on an alternative to the uranium fueled power plant:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uK367T7h6ZY

http://www.duke-energy.com/about-energy/generating-electricity/nuclear-how.asp

http://nuclearinfo.net/Nuclearpower/HowPowerPlantsWork

http://www.wired.com/science/discoveries/news/2005/07/68074?currentPage=all



Geothermal:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=vSZ1dIBdOIs&feature=endscreen

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQ6HPobTVFI&feature=related

http://www1.eere.energy.gov/geothermal/gpp_animation.html

PROS-AND-CONS-OF-GEOTHERMAL-ENERGY.doc

http://academic.evergreen.edu/g/grossmaz/heidtken.html

http://geo-energy.org/Basics.aspx

http://www.eia.gov/KIDS/ENERGY.CFM?PAGE=GEOTHERMAL_HOME-BASICS#geothermal_power_plants-basics

Hydrokinetic (Tidal)

http://www.ucsusa.org/clean_energy/technology_and_impacts/energy_technologies/how-hydrokinetic-energy-works.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Iq-h4ShZ8s

http://www.energy-consumers-edge.com/tidal_energy_use.html

http://www.energy-consumers-edge.com/ocean_wave_energy.html

http://www.energy-consumers-edge.com/ocean_surface_current.html

Wind:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNXTm7aHvWc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eXejxcW-XGo&NR=1

http://www.sciencedaily.com/videos/2005/1012-wind_farms_impacting_weather.htm

http://www1.eere.energy.gov/windandhydro/wind_animation.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Kx3qj_oRCc

http://www.ewea.org/wind-energy-basics/how-a-wind-turbine-works/

http://science.howstuffworks.com/environmental/green-science/wind-power2.htm

http://www1.eere.energy.gov/wind/wind_how.html

http://www.beaufortcourt.com/pdf/BeaufortCourt/WindPower1.pdf

http://www.renewables-info.com/drawbacks_and_benefits/offshore_wind_power_%E2%80%93_advantages_and_disadvantages.html

http://cleantechnica.com/2012/08/10/us-reaches-50-gw-of-wind-energy-capacity-in-q2-of-2012/

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2008/oct/17/wind-power-renewable-energy

http://www.windpowermonthly.com/article/1143257/Enercon-E-126-75MW-worlds-biggest


Biomass:

http://www.gmk.info/ECOCAL_Funktionsablauf.891.html?

http://www.odec.ca/projects/2006/wong6j2/biomassAnimation.html

http://educypedia.karadimov.info/library/inbiprocessrev12109.swf

http://www.eon-uk.com/generation/1571.aspx


Global Climate Change video links, there are 6 parts the listed in order:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrq1Na90-DQ&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBDL8mL5GG4&NR=1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUhP_XJyztE&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kr3-0lKb1AI&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-eLKIWoIWlM&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_BDcUmeoJdI&feature=related



And if you are interested, as you should be, here is the other side of the debate:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fr5O1HsTVgA&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fD6VBLlWmCI&NR=1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZS2eIRkcR0&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIbTJ6mhCqk&feature=fvwrel

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2XALmrq3ro&feature=related