Geology 140 Response Paper #4 – Renewable/Alternative Energy

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Geology 140 (Geology + Environment), Spring 2019 Response Paper #4 – Renewable/Alternative Energy Graphs from Energy Information Administration (EIA), 1 To respond to the prompt, review the following informational sources in addition to the above electricity consumption and production graphs: Hydropower Pros and Cons Wind Power Pros and Cons Biofuels Pros and Cons Solar Pros and Cons Nuclear Power Pros and Cons Natural Gas Pros andCons Coal Power Pros and Cons Geothermal Power Pros and Cons Which Energy Source is Most Efficient? Tesla Reveals the Future of the Power Grid Clean Energy: What is on the Horizon? 2 Prompt Rank three (3) energy sources from those listed above based on what you believe will feasibly meet our nation’s future energy needs. Support the energy source order you have chosen with a discussion of evidence based on the factors considered in sustainable development (economic, environment, and social). Environmental factors may consider greenhouse gas emissions, among others. Your 500±25 word paper should:      Read the each of the articles above. Provide at least two arguments supporting your position. Illustrate each argument with at least one example or explanation from the readings in this Response Paper. Organize your paper in clear, concise points separated into paragraphs. If quoting statements from articles, use APA format for citing in paper. 3
Geology 140 (Geology + Environment) Response Paper Rubric – Version 1 Spring 2019 Student Name Signature Total Score /50 Student’s Response Paper will be graded based on this rubric, in addition to whether or not directions and prompt was fully addressed (out of a score of 10). Category General Paragraphs Body Organization and Structural Development of Thesis Statement Exceeds Standards (5) Meets Standards (4) Nearly Meets Standards (3) Does Not Meet Standards (2) No Evidence (0)  Name, Date, and Response Paper Topic (i.e., Volcanoes)  500 ± 25 words  Times Roman, 12 pt. font  1 inch margins  Double spaced  Capitalize proper nouns  Numbers 0-9 spelled out; numbers higher than 10 numerical  APA or GSA format followed Under each Heading/Subheading, paragraphs are indented and organized in 3-6 sentence paragraphs. All prompts (questions) fully answered. Evidence of 7 Evidence of 6 Evidence of 5 Evidence of 4 or absent Sentence Structure and Word Usage Paragraphs incorrect length, no indented. Each section and paragraph lacks supporting detail sentences. Not applicable. Not applicable. Each section and paragraph fails to develop the main idea. Not applicable. Writer demonstrates logical and subtle sequencing of ideas through well-developed paragraphs; transitions are used to enhance organization. Section and paragraph development present but not perfected. Logical organization; organization of ideas not fully developed. No evidence of structure or organization. Not applicable. The conclusion is engaging and summarizes the key points of the Response Paper. Sound opinion(s) or recommendation(s) provided. The conclusion restates the thesis and summarizes the Term Paper. Recommendation(s) provided. The conclusion does not adequately restate the thesis orsummarize the Term Paper. Recommendation(s) provided. Absent /5 Spell and grammar check run; corrections made based on spell Spell and grammar check and grammar check. No errors in punctuation, capitalization and run. Minor errors in spelling. punctuation, capitalization and spelling. Mostly follows APA or GSA guidelines. Spell and grammar check run. Major errors in punctuation, capitalization and spelling. Does not follows APA or GSA guidelines. Many errors in sentence structure and word usage. The conclusion does not adequately restate the thesis or summarize the Term Paper. No recommendation(s) provided. Numerous, distracting errors in punctuation, capitalization and spelling. Does not follow APA or GSA guidelines Not applicable. /5 Not applicable. /5 Each section and paragraph has thoughtful supporting detailed sentences that develop the main idea. No errors sentence structure and word usage. No more than one 20-word quote with proper citation for 500 word Response Paper. Paraphrasing accurate with proper citations. Quote(s)/Paraphrasing /5 Paragraphs correct length, but are not indented. Each section and paragraph has sufficient supporting detail sentences that develop the main idea. Conclusion Mechanics Score Almost no errors in sentence structure and word usage. Numerous and distracting errors in sentence structure and word usage One or more 10-word quotes One or more 10+-word One or more 10+-word with proper citations for 500 quotes with correct quotes with incorrect word Response Paper. citations for Response citations for Response Paraphrasing accurate with Paper with 500 words. Paper with less than 500 proper citations. Paraphrasing accurate with words. Paraphrasing correct citations. inaccurate with incorrect citations. /5 /5 /5 One or more 10+-word quotes with incorrect citations for Response Paper with less than 500 words. No paraphrasing. /5

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Sources of Energy
Student’s Name



Energy is one of the crucial elements of life. There are various sources of energy which are
used for performing various tasks. All of them are used to produce electricity which is used in both
homes and industries. Some of the common sources of power include hydropower, wind power,
biofuels, solar panels, nuclear, geothermal, natural gas, coal among others (Førsund, 2015).
However, there has been a controversy on which among them has benefits to society in terms of
cost and environment sustainability. In response to the articles, I would agree that each of the
sources of energy has a role in society. Most ...

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