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Article Title: The Rise of Renewable Energy

Author/Source: Daniel M. Kammen



A: List the major ideas, concepts or key points- point by point
- Solar cells, wind turbines and biofuels are poised to become major energy sources. New
policies could dramatically accelerate that evolution.
- Thanks to advances in technology, renewable sources could soon become large contributors to
global energy.
- To hasten the transition, the U.S. must significantly boost its R&D spending on energy.
- The U.S. should also levy a free on carbon to reward clean energy sources over those that harm
the environment.
- No plan to substantially reduce greenhouse gas emissions can succeed through increases in
energy efficiency alone.
- Because economic growth continues to boost the demand for energy more coal for powering
new factories, more oil for fueling new cars, more natural gas for heating new homes carbon
emissions will keep climbing despite the introduction of more energy efficient vehicles,
buildings and appliances.
- Solar cells, also known as photovoltaic, use semiconductor materials to convert sunlight into
electric current.
- 5000 megawatts. Global generating capacity of solar power.
- 37 %. Top efficiency of experimental solar cells.
- 20 to 25 cents. Cost per kilowatt-hour of solar power.
- Growing fast, but still a silver.
- Solar cells, wind power and biofuels are rapidly gaining traction in the energy markets, but they
remain marginal providers compared with fossil-fuel sources such as coal, natural gas and oil.
- 60,000 megawatts. Global generating capacity of wind power.
- 0.5 %. Fraction of U.S. electricity produced by wind turbines.
- 1.9 cents. Tax credit for wind power, per kilowatt- hour of electricity.
- 16.2 billion. Liters of ethanol produced in the U.S. in 2005
- 2.8%. Ethanols share of all automobile fuel by volume.
- $2 billion. Annual subsidy for corn-based ethanol.
B: Summarize the AUTHORs main point or idea- at LEAST 1-2 paragraphs
This article was about solar cells, wind turbines and biofuels are poised to become major
energy sources. New policies could dramatically accelerate that evolution. Because economic
growth continues to boost the demand for energy more coal for powering new factories, more oil
for fueling new cars, more natural gas for heating new homes carbon emissions will keep
climbing despite the introduction of more energy efficient vehicles, buildings and appliances.
Solar cells, wind power and biofuels are rapidly gaining traction in the energy markets, but they
remain marginal providers compared with fossil-fuel sources such as coal, natural gas and oil.
60,000 megawatts. Global generating capacity of wind power. 0.5 %. Fraction of U.S. electricity
produced by wind turbines. 1.9 cents. Tax credit for wind power, per kilowatt- hour of
electricity.
C: Write a reaction paragraph to the article stating your own thoughts on the topic, using
specific citations from the article to support your views
After reading the article, I learned that renewable resources are the most important, it
could help us sustainable energy supply, and doesnt pollute the environment. The most efficient
energy that is used is solar power. Using energy from the sun is the best way to saving money
and also save the environment. Wind turbines are also good, but one thing is it would kill many
of birds and other organisms that fly around the wind turbines.
So What?
Renewable resources
Saving environment

Says Who?
Daniel M. Kammen
What If?
Every country in the world is using renewable
resources?
What Does This Remind Me Of?
The videos of Solar Energy and Wind
Turbines.