at least one pro and one con for at least three of the following
alternative fuel sources: (Note: to maximize your learning, please try not
to repeat the information that was previously shared by your classmates).
the unit, you should interact with your classmates and debate how suitable
you think these alternative fuel sources might be for the future of
vehicle transportation and Kaplanville.
in the unit week, make a post that contains your vote for which
alternative fuel source you believe Kaplanville should create a station
for. Be sure to give a clear explanation for your choice.
Three alternative fuel choices that I chose to speak about and their pros and
cons are, Ethanol, Propane and Natural gas.
Natural Gas: Pro- Less expensive
than gasoline Con- Not many vehicles available
for its use.
Propane: Pro- Potentially lower toxic
emissions Con- less readily available than gas
Biodiesel: Pro- Safer to
Con-currently more expensive
Fuel does a car good!
The three fuel sources for vehicle transportation I chose were Ethanol, Natural
Gas and Biodiesel.
Ethanol can be made from
plants such as corn, sugar or grass (U.S. Department of Energy, 2012). The
nice thing about this is that the fuel is renewable due to the source. However,
a disadvantage is that it has a lower energy content so it will not yield as
many miles to the gallon requiring more be made on a regular basis.
Natural Gas is
one of the cleanest burning fuels (U.S. Department of Energy, 2012). The
reason it is so clean is that it emits 50 percent less carbon dioxide. However,
the downside is that it creates what they call greenhouse gas and that is a
great deal more harmful to the environment.
a form of diesel fuel made from vegetable oil, animal fat, deep fryer grease.
This fuel will create fewer emissions and be burned in it raw from. The problem
with this is that it is very limited and the way it can be distributed is also
limited (U.S. Department of Energy, 2012).
U.S. Department of Energy. (2012). Alternative Fuels.
Retrieved from fueleconomy.gov: http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/current.shtml
Systematic risk evaluates the probability and extent
of negative consequences to the larger body. For example, the government has a
record of intervening in the event of a probable bank failure; the government’s
larger concern is the negative impact on bank customers. Some call this a
Discuss the effect on stock market investor confidence
should bank customers, individuals and businesses alike, lose access to savings
and undergo a loss of future purchasing power due to a bank failure.
Professor and class,
If people lost access to their money there would be a collapse. The stock
market would feel the effect in that their funding would be gone. Investors
will then act leery on new avenues and will hold on to their money rather then
investing. Recessions and depressions can be created by this type of economic
downfall. We saw one just 7 years ago and to this day there are some areas in
the state of Idaho and other parts of the country that haven't recovered. It is
the assurance banks and other financial institutions must give to us that our
funds are not only safe, but accessible.
Prof and Class,
If the people were to lose access to savings and undergo a loss of future
purchasing power due to a bank failure. This would in turn have a massive
impact of increasingly negative consequences for the economy at large.
Naturally this would be dependent on the size of the banking system rather than
a local or regional banking franchise. However, no matter the size. Such an
event would be more devastating to a banks more valuable asset. Their
“Customers can have a complicated relationship with their bank. Checking,
savings, loans, mortgages, safe deposit boxes and all the other services banks
provide become a routine part of our lives. A disruption in service can be more
than a hassle. It can mean late payments, running out of cash or no access to
important documents.” (Bruce, Bankrate
Moreover, I suspect that the primary reason for a bank closure is a combination
of a loss in investor confidence and the mishandling of stock and or assets by
the banks management.
Bankrate (n.d) Laura Brace “What happens if your bank fails?” Retrieved on
6/18/15 from: http://www.bankrate.com/finance/savings/what-happens-to-your-accounts-if-the-bank-fails--1.aspx