You will prepare an APA-style research paper to discuss energy topics, as follows:
In 1 paragraph discussion the following:
- In your own words, describe the laws of thermodynamics.
- Explain how these scientific laws apply to energy use, energy conversions, and the need for energy efficiency.
Describe the pros and cons of one of the following energy types, writing 1 paragraph:
- Fossil fuel: Oil, natural gas, and coal
- Nuclear energy
- Solar energy
- Wind power
- Water (hydro) power
- Bioconversion (biofuel)
Research and describe 2 provisions of the Energy Policy Act of 2005, writing 1 paragraph for each provision:
- Describe each provision, and provide your opinion about how each provision helps the United States meet energy use goals.
Length of paper will vary but should be 9 fully developed paragraphs, roughly 3 pages but no more than 5, discussing the questions posed in parts 1-3. APA format is a title page, body of essay, reference page, double spaced, Times New Roman, 12 pt font.
On Part 2 you only have to pick 1 energy type and write about it.