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Energy Resource Challenges - Alternative Energy

View the Alternative Energy VLR located under the Week Eight Materials section of your student web page.

o Describe all of the renewable energy alternatives presented in the video.
o What are some challenges with using and managing these alternative, renewable energy resources?
o Name at least one other renewable energy resource not presented in the video.
o Include a response to the following: Nonrenewable energy resources include coal, oil, and natural gas. Describe three common challenges with managing nonrenewable energy resources.

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The alternative energies discussed in the video are solar, wind, and plant-based fuels.

All of these energies are not as cost-effective as those based on hydrocarbons.The infrastruture is not in place, so they are more expensive during this initial investment phase. In Europe they have gotten past most of the implementation of these technologies, and so their costs per unit output are less. Not all these energies work in every ...

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Renewable energy sources, their limitations, and those of hydrocarbons