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ERIC Number: ED237412
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Pages: 24
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Close Up Special Focus: Energy.
Mayer, Fritz; And Others
Designed to accompany a 30-minute seminar televised over the Cable Satellite Public Affairs Network (C-SPAN), this handbook contains 4 readings on energy for high school students. Following an introduction on energy policy formulation, the first selection outlines the role of nuclear energy in America's future. Included are insets on the operation of a nuclear power plant and a review of the 1979 events at Three Mile Island. The second reading discusses the environmental repercussions of various types of energy use, including oil, natural gas, coal, and synthetics. The third reading presents the case for renewable forms of energy such as wind, hydroelectric, and geothermal power, while the final selection discusses the global energy picture and the geopolitics of energy. Each reading concludes with a mini-debate on a key issue, for example, the pros and cons of nuclear power; the practicality of synthetic fuels, and the pros and cons of global energy interdependence. All selections are supplemented by charts, graphs, and illustrations. (LP)
Close Up Foundation, 1235 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA ($2.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Close Up Foundation, Arlington, VA.