SC 200 Purdue Global University Renewable and Non Renewable Energy Paper
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The Future of Energy: Guiding Decisions with Evidence
To reduce the negative environmental impacts of an ever-growing human population, and increasing
demands for energy as technological advances continue, individual countries, states, cities and even
households could shift their energy sources to those that are renewable. However, not all locations are
equally amenable to any form of renewable energy. For this Assignment you will assess your own location,
existing energy use, and the advantages and disadvantages of different energy sources
Be sure to explore the following resources to begin your research in order
to support your ideas with accurate
facts. While the provided resources focus on the United States, you are welcome to explore the energy
situation within your own state of residence, one that you would like to live in or have visited in the past, or an
international location. To focus your discussion, only use one region for your entire argument.
Review the Unit 4 Assignment resources [.
For additional information on different energy sources review the Science Center Resource C.
Your Assignment should be a compare-contrast essay written using APA formatting. The Assignment should
include a title page, introduction, and conclusion. The paper will require you to include details from research
including the course materials and sources you locate on your own. Use APA format to cite your sources of
information, both within parenthetical citations and also within a reference page at the end of the Assignment.
Your paper should include all the following parts.
• Assess your own energy use. Think about how you rely on different types of energy throughout your day.
Identify the energy source you use to do the following tasks and indicate if the energy source is
renewable or nonrenewable
o The main energy source you use to heat your home if applicable
o The main energy source used to cool your home if applicable
o The main energy source you use to run your household appliances (reminder: if you use electricity
you will need to do some research to determine what energy source is used to generate your
o The main energy source you use for transportation
Using the provided materials, determine, and discuss both the renewable source of energy that would be
the most appropriate, and that would be the least appropriate for use in your chosen location. Explain
how you arrived at your decisions, so it is clear why one is the most appropriate and why one is the least
• Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the energy sources you currently rely on as well as the
two renewable energy sources you identified above. Include both the economic (costs/benefits) and
ecological impacts of each.
The main energy
Using the provided materials, determine, and discuss both the renewable source of energy that v
the most appropriate, and that would be the least appropriate for use in your chosen location. Ex
how you arrived at your decisions, so it is clear why one is the most appropriate and why one is th
Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the energy sources you currently rely on as well as
two renewable energy sources you identified above. Include both the economic (costs/benefits) an
ecological impacts of each.
• In your opinion, should the US pursue the use of more renewable energy sources going forward?
any policies be put in place to encourage people to use more renewable energy sources? Support
position with reputable sources
Basic Writing Expectations:
At least 1000 words not counting the title or reference pages
• Include a title page, double spaced, font size 10 or 12
• Include a reference page and use a minimum of five sources
Include a highly developed viewpoint/thesis, purpose, and exceptional content
• Demonstrate superior organization: use logic to present a unified argument
• Free of grammar and spelling errors
No evidence of plagiarism
• Use the APA style for all citations
• No more than 10% of your assignment should be taken verbatim from any outside sources.
For help with citations, refer to the APA Quick Reference. For additional writing help, visit the Writing Center
E and review the guidelines for research, citation and plagiarism E.
Be sure your essay analysis is clearly written, uses correct grammar, punctuation, and spelling, and that the
writing is well ordered, logical, unified, as well as original and insightful.
The Electromagnetic Spectrum: NASA. (1993). Retrieved from
Extremely Low Frequency Radiation. (2016). Retrieved from
Chapter 3: Energy, explore the web links provided in further exploration
The Reading this week will focus on various forms of energy, how energy can be transferred from one
form to another, and the resources from which humans derive energy to meet their daily energy
requirements. You will also learn more about how energy from the sun is transferred through a food
PBS Roller Coaster energy
Chapter 18. Earth’s Many Cycles section 18.3
Chapter 19: Ecology, Ecosystems, and the Environment sections 19.1 and 19.2
In the Reading Assignment for this unit, you will explore the structure and function of the natural world
around you that is shared with other living creatures. You will learn about your role within the
ecosystem as well as the delicately balanced interactions that occur between all living things.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health, Menopause. (2013).
Retrieved from http://www.nia.nih.gov/health/publication/menopause
Mayo Clinic, Men’s Health (2017). Retrieved from
The National Institute on Aging, Can We Prevent Aging2 (2012). Retrieved from
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SC200 | Assignment Resources
U.S. Department of Energy:
Energy Saver. (2016). Retrieved from https://www.energy.gov/energysaver/energy-
Department of Energy. (2016). Retrieved from http://energy.gov
U.S. Energy Information Administration. (2016). Retrieved from http://www.eia.gov/
State energy profiles provided by the U.S.E.I.A. (2016). Retrieved from http://www.eia.gov/state
Energy4Me. (2016). Retrieved from http://energy4me.org/learn-about-energylenergy-sources/